Last updated on: 9/22/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Dan Rothem Biography

Title:
Senior Research Consultant at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“For Palestinians, a two-state solution is the only realistic way to achieve independence and realize the dream of a sovereign, viable Palestinian state. For Israelis, a two-state solution is an existential imperative, lest the emerging Arab majority between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River force Israel to choose between its Jewish and democratic characters.”

“Difficult Truths on Borders,” The Atlantic, Oct. 25, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Research Consultant, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, 2002-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Terrestrial Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Blue White Future (Israel)
  • Former employee, Center for Defense Information (Washington, DC)
  • Using publicly available information, personal research, and data obtained through collaborations with NGOs and Israel’s policy and security community, Mr. Rothem “has overseen the development of an extensive map database relating to the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Jerusalem.”
  • Mr. Rothem “works closely with various organizations composed of former senior Israel intelligence and military officials on issues such as Israel’s borders and the route of Israel’s West Bank security barrier, Jerusalem, checkpoints, and settlements.”
  • Mr. Rothem “regularly briefs top officials in the Israeli government and military establishment, as well as in the United States.”
Education:
  • BA, Journalism, Gardner-Webb University
Other:
  • Mr. Rothem grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he completed his three-year service in the Israel Defense Forces with the rank of First Sergeant in November 1997.
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the Israeli Fence/Wall?