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Chris Hedges, MDiv Biography

Senior Fellow at the The Nation Institute
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“The collapse of the Palestinian Authority, the result of Israel’s 42-year refusal to implement a two-state solution, leaves the Palestinians no option but to unilaterally declare an independent state…

The two-state solution, long held up as the way out of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, flickered and died with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. No Israeli leader since, including Ehud Barack, has shown any interest in its implementation…

The only alternative left to most Palestinians, unless an independent state is declared, will be endless war and an embrace of Islamic extremism.

A declaration of independence, based on the 1967 demarcation lines between Israel and Palestinian territory, should cover East Jerusalem among other areas and the several hundred thousand Jewish settlers living in settlements in the West Bank. These Israeli settlers would instantly become citizens in the new country, replicating the experience of many Palestinians who suddenly found themselves counted as Israelis in 1948.”

“The New State Solution,”, Nov. 16, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Minister of Social Witness and Prison Ministry, Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, Elizabeth, NJ, 2014-present
  • Author and Weekly Columnist, TruthDig, 2006-present
  • Senior Fellow, The Nation Institute, 2005-present
  • Foreign Correspondent, New York Times, 1990-2005
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv) Harvard University
  • BA, English Literature, Colgate University
  • Twitter handle: @ChrisLynnHedges
  • Full name is Christopher Lynn Hedges
  • Born on Sep. 18, 1956 in St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Was awarded an honorary doctorate by Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA, in 2009
  • Was awarded: the Best Online Column Award in 2010; the Online Journalist of the Year Award in 2009; a Pulitzer Prize (collective to The New York Times) in 2002; and the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002
Quoted in:
  1. Can the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Help Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?