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

Charles Krauthammer, MA, MD Biography

Title:
Syndicated Columnist for the Washington Post
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Evacuating Gaza and completing the fence are complementary parts of that strategy… The beauty of the withdrawal/fence plan is that, in the interim, it creates a stable status quo with a minimal level of violence. In that interim, Israel can live in peace and the Palestinians can develop the institutions of their state and begin to contemplate a final end to the conflict…

Take away the terror weapon and everything else follows: safety, stability and the conditions for a final peace. A peace based not on the good will of a Sharon or a Mahmoud Abbas but on the new reality on the ground: separate nations delineated by a temporary barrier to produce a temporary peace -- and the possibility of a final one.”

“Israel Draws the Line,” Washington Post,, Feb. 25, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post
  • The Washingtonian magazine named him among the top 50 most influential journalists in the national press corps, 1997
  • Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary, 1987
  • National Magazine Award for Essays, 1984
  • Staff Member, The New Republic, 1981-1988
  • Speech Writer to Walter Mondale in 1980 presidential campaign
  • Science Adviser in the Carter Administration, 1978
  • Resident and Chief Resident in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, 1975-1978
Education:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1975
  • MA, Commonwealth Scholar in Politics, Oxford University, 1971
  • BS, Political Science and Economics, McGill University, 1970
Other:
  • None found