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Alan M. Dershowitz, LLB Biography

Title:
Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“A two-state solution to the Israeli and Palestinian claims is both inevitable and desirable… Most of the world currently advocates a two-state solution, including the vast majority of Americans. A substantial majority of Israelis have long accepted this compromise. It is now the official position of the Palestinian Authority as well as the Egyptian, Jordanian, Saudi Arabian, and Moroccan governments. Only the extremists among the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as the rejectionist states of Syria, Iran, and Libya, claim that the entire landmass of what is now Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip should permanently be controlled either by the Israelis alone or by the Palestinians alone.”

The Case for Israel, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1993-2013
  • Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1967-1993
  • William O. Douglas First Amendment Award For “compassionate eloquent leadership and persistent advocacy in the struggle for civil and human rights,” 1983
  • Assistant Profesor of Law, Harvard University, 1964-1967
Education:
  • LLB, Yale Law School, 1962
  • AB, Brooklyn College, 1959
Other:
  • Full name is Alan Morton Dershowitz
  • Born in Williamsburg, NY on Sep. 1, 1938
Quoted in:
  1. Should Palestinian Refugees Have the Right of Return?
  2. Can the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Help Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?