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Asaf Romirowsky, PhD Biography

Title:
Executive Director at Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The two-state solution in its current formula is actually just a placebo for those who’d like to believe that peace will come when there are two states living side by side. Absent real acceptance of Israel by the Arabs, this isn’t likely to occur – and the probability of Hamas-run Gaza being included in any resolution is slim to none.

FOR PRAGMATIC reasons, Palestinians may not admit a return to the one-state policy, particularly since American aid and support flows from a peace process based on a two-state solution, but the signs are everywhere.

We need to face the fact that peace and security are not going come from the ‘two-state solution,’ and without understanding that, there can’t be a real discussion of what peace and security in the region really looks like.”

“The Mideast Quagmire,” Philadelphia Daily News, Nov. 24, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Dec. 2013-present
  • Lecturer, Drexel University, June 2012-present
  • Adjunct Scholar, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Mar. 2011-present
  • Lecturer, Penn State University, Aug. 2009-present
  • Lecturer, Gratz College, 2004-present
  • Fellow, Middle East Forum, Aug. 2002-present
  • Acting Executive Director, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Dec. 2011-Dec. 2013
  • Manager of Israel and Middle East Affairs, Jewish Federation in Greater Philadelphia, Aug, 2004-July 2009
  • Former International Relations Liaison Officer, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Education:
  • PhD, Middle Eastern Studies, Kings College London (UK), 2011
  • MA, Middle East Studies and International Relations, Villanova University, 2003
  • MA, West Chester University, date unknown
  • BA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, date unknown
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @ARomirowsky
Quoted in:
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