Last updated on: 10/6/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Antony Lowenstein Biography

Title:
Columnist for The Guardian
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“It’s beyond time to declare partition of the land both unworkable and unethical. Despite 20 years of this fiction, two decades of dreamers, cynics, Israel lobbyists, politicians, journalists, officials, liberal Zionists and pundits pronouncing the two-state solution the only game in town, it’s over. Finished. Israel killed it by pursuing its natural Zionist, expansionist tendencies. The result is that Israel has succeeded in conquering the West Bank but ended its chances of remaining a Jewish state… The only viable alternative, and one gaining increasing traction, is the one-state solution… A one-state equation isn’t about dismissing or ignoring Jewish history, but recognising the land is shared between two peoples and a soon-to-be minority Jewish population has no legal or ethical right to control a majority Arab people.

On its current path, despite some mainstream Israeli politicians advocating the illegal annexation of the West Bank to create an indefinite apartheid state, Israel will become increasingly ghettoised and militarised, convincing once-proud diaspora supporters to decide between their morality and Zionist loyalties. The time for a one-state solution has surely come.”

“A One-State Solution Is the Only Way Forward for Israel and Palestine,” TheConversation.com, July 30, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Columnist, The Guardian
  • Contributor, Washington Post, New Statesman, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, and many others
  • Research Associate, Sydney University’s Sydney Democracy Institute
  • Advisory Council Member, Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice
  • Co-founder, Independent Australian Jewish Voices
  • Contributor, Amnesty International Australia’s 2008 Beijing Olympic campaign
  • Former Research Associate, University of Technology Sydney’s Australian Centre for Independent Journalism
  • Finalist, UN Media Peace Awards
  • Documentary filmmaker, A Different Kind of Jew, 2010
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @antloewenstein
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?