Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Baruch Kimmerling, PhD Biography

Title:
Former George S. Wise Professor of Sociology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The only acceptable border for Palestinians, after they already gave up 78 percent of historic Palestine, is the pre-1967 border. This should be the trade-off deal with the original demand for return to a whole Palestine.”

“The ICJ ruling and Israel’s fence,” New York Times, July 10, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • “The original foci of my research and theoretical, as well intellectual, interests were mainly on the impact of the Jewish-Arab (and Israeli-Palestinian) conflict on the Israeli society, and later on the development of the Palestinian collective consciousness and emerging nationalism.”
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
  • American Sociological Association
  • International Sociological Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Israel Sociological Society
  • Inter-Universitary Seminar on Armed Forces and Society [elected]
  • Middle Eastern Studies Association.
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, Hebrew University, 1975
  • MA, Sociology, Hebrew University, 1969
  • BA, Sociology and Political Science, Hebrew University, 1965
Other:
  • Born: 1939
  • Deceased: 2007
Quoted in:
  1. Did Palestinian Nationalism Emerge in Reaction to Zionism?
  2. What Is Nasserism and How Is It Related to Both Arab and Palestinian Nationalism?