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Ahmad Yusuf Biography

Title:
Former Executive Director of the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We must address the real issues. A bi-national state solution, or Holy Land Federation, is foremost among these possible solutions. This calls for the two peoples of Palestine and Israel to live in one federal entity, with two autonomous regions that are subject to a common sovereignty only in areas of military defense and monetary policy…

Such a plan can be achieved only when the proponents of Zionism acquiesce to the reality that the Zionist creation of Israel is a temporary exercise and that the Palestinian people will never agree to be dominated by or co-exist with a foreign and racist entity. This would end the Zionist project by transforming its sense of self-identity and returning it to a more traditional understanding.”

“No, But a Useful Step Toward Bi-Nationalism,” Middle East Quarterly, Dec. 1998

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Executive Director of the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
  • Former Editor of the (UASR) quarterly, the Middle East Affairs Journal
  • Came to the United States from Gaza, 1982
Education:
  • None found
Other:
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