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Ami Ayalon, MA Biography

Title:
Member of the Knesset, Labor Party
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The two sides hereby agree to accept a historic compromise based on the principle of two sovereign and viable states existing side by side…

Two states for two peoples: Both sides will declare that Palestine is the only state of the Palestinian people and Israel is the only state of the Jewish peo”We recognize that a comprehensive peace agreement is unattainable right now. We should strive, instead, to establish facts on the ground by beginning to create a two-state reality in the absence of an accord. Imperfect as it is, this plan would reduce tensions and build hope among both Israelis and Palestinians, so that they in turn would press their leaders to obtain a two-state solution. Most important, as Israel celebrates 64 years of independence later this week, it would let us take our destiny into our own hands and act in our long-term national interest, without blaming the Palestinians for what they do or don’t do.”

“Peace Without Partners,” New York Times, Apr. 23, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Minister without portfolio, Sep. 2007-present
  • Member of Knesset, Labor, 2006-present
  • Chairman of the Board, ”Netafim” irrigation company, 2001-2005
  • Naval Commander-in-Chief, 1992-1996
  • Member, Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee
  • Member, Ethics Committee
  • Member, Committee on Foreign Workers
  • Member, Labor, Welfare, and Health Committee
  • Member, Lobby for Jerusalem
  • Member, Social-Environmental Lobby
  • Member, Lobby for the War Against Corruption
  • Member, Agricultural Lobby
  • Member, Lobby for the Advancement of the Third Sector in Israel
Education:
  • MA, Public Administration, Harvard University, 1992
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Bar Ilan University, 1980
Other:
  • Born in Tiberias, Israel, 1945
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?