Last updated on: 9/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Adnan Abu Odeh Biography

Title:
Former Ambassador of Jordan to the United Nations
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The Palestinians have nothing left but the power that the justice of their cause offers them, as well as the eventual support of international public opinion, especially in the US. However, this would require that they carry out their obligations under the road map, which represents international legitimacy and is therefore liable to invigorate the Quartet. If the latter does not respond by applying the necessary pressure on Israel, the Palestinians would have no choice but to resort to a remaining option: adoption of a one-state solution in the conflict, for which the Palestinian leadership must start preparing now.”

“The Intifada Lost, Arafat Should Pursue Nationhood,” The Daily Star, Aug. 18, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Political Adviser to King Abdullah II of Jordan, 1999-2000
  • Senator in the Jordanian House of Parliament, 1998-1999
  • Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 1992-1995
  • Political Adviser to King Hussein, 1988-1991
  • Regular Contributor to The Daily Star, Lebanon
  • Member, International Crisis Group (two-year term), 2004
  • Senior fellow, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, 1995
  • Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1975-1976
Education:
  • BA, School of Arts, Damascus University, Syria, 1959
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the United States an Honest Broker in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?