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Aaron Jacob Biography

Associate Director of International Affairs at the American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“There is no military solution to this conflict, and there has been far too much bloodshed. The relentless wave of terror has required us to be preoccupied with self-preservation and with the protection of the
most basic human right — the right to life — rather than with a constructive dialogue on a political settlement. The Israeli Government is committed to the vision laid out in Security Council Resolution 1397 (2002), to negotiations on the basis of Resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973) and to the painful compromises required to guarantee security, dignity and prosperity for both peoples.”

“Statement by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Aaron Jacob, at the 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on the Events in Jenin,”, Aug. 5, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Director of International Affairs, American Jewish Committee (AJC), 2002-present
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Israel’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 1998-2002
  • Attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Attended Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
  • Born in Mumbai (India)
  • Immigrated to Israel in 1957
  • Entered the Israeli foreign service in 1977
Quoted in:
  1. Does Israel Commit Acts of Terrorism?