Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Alain Epp Weaver, M.Div Biography

Title:
Representative for Palestine, Jordan, and Iraq for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
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:

“Two clear alternatives to the Oslo framework exist:

1. Return the Palestinian/Israeli question back to the framework of international law and resolutions, a framework set aside by Oslo: a two-state solution will only be just and viable if it is grounded in international law concerning the illegality of settlements in occupied territory and in international resolutions calling for withdrawal from all occupied territory in exchange for peace…

2. Permit the eventual emergence of a bi-national state in all of Palestine/Israel. If a two-state solution, based firmly on international resolutions and law, is not implemented soon, then this is the only other alternative, apart from the horrific ones of perpetual apartheid, transfer, or genocide.”

“Israel and Palestine: Coexistence?,” Address to the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Oct. 3, 2001

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Representative for Palestine, Jordan, and Iraq for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Education:
  • MDiv, University of Chicago Divinity School, 1999
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Right of Return Imply the Destruction of Israel?