Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Chaim Simons, PhD Biography

Title:
Rabbi and Author
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Mandatory Palestine will be divided into two states to be called Palestine and Israel.

Palestine will be given 77% of the land area and will be situated east of the Jordan River. i.e. the area of the country today known as Jordan.

Israel will be given the remaining 23% and will be situated west of the Jordan River. i.e. the area at present under Israeli law and order, together with the whole of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza strip.

Arabs at present living in the designated Israel will, on signing a declaration recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, be allowed to remain. Otherwise they will move to Palestine.

Likewise Jews living in the designated Palestine will, on signing a declaration recognizing Palestine as an Arab state, be allowed to remain. Otherwise they will move to Israel.”

“‘Geneva Accord’ Alternative Version: Model for a Permanent Israel-Arab Agreement,” Nov. 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Rabbi
  • Author
Education:
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of London
  • BS, Chemistry & Physics, University of London
  • BA, Educational Technology
  • Rabbinical Diploma
Other:
  • None found