Last updated on: 10/14/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Bassem Eid Biography

Title:
Founder and Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I hope that Palestinians in the West Bank will get a chance to elect a peace-oriented government in the West bank (without Gaza) that understands the interests of Palestinians and that can negotiate the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank with some adjusted border changes. That new Palestinian state would not need to have East Jerusalem as its capital, but there should be relatively unrestricted travel between Palestine and Jerusalem, while respecting the security needs of both Israelis and Palestinians…

I think that this is the most realistic option at this point in time, and I think that this is what most Palestinians want. My wish is that Israel and the international community will rally around such a solution, which is fair to both Israel and the Palestinians, and make it happen soon. Palestinians have been waiting for a solution for far too long.”

“My Two State Solution,” Times of Israel, June 14, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Director, Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, 1996-present
  • Former Senior Field Researcher, B’Tselem
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Born on Feb. 5, 1958, in Jordanian-controlled East Jerusalem
  • Grew up in Shuafat, a United Nations Refugee Works Agency (UNWRA) refugee camp in East Jerusalem
Quoted in:
  1. Can the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Help Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?