Last updated on: 1/19/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Dani Dayan, MSc Biography

Title:
Former Chief Foreign Envoy of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza (the Yesha Council)
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“If partition of this contested land was ever the just solution to the conflict, it ceased the moment one side refused. It was not a mere rejection: they launched repeated assaults to take it all by force. Returning Israel to its indefensible nine-mile waistline would once again place us in mortal danger, while rewarding the aggressor…

In Judea and Samaria there is ample room for many Jews, many Palestinians and peaceful coexistence… After 20 years of failed attempts to reach a two-state solution, isn’t it time we admit our failures and move on? The time has come to invest in new, innovative paths to peace that unite people through acts of mutual respect.”

“What You Call ‘Settlements’ Are on Solid Moral Ground,” Guardian, June 7, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Consul General of Israel in New York, Aug. 2016-present
  • Ambassador Designate of the State of Israel in Brazil, Aug. 5, 2015, rejected by Brazil
  • Chief Foreign Envoy, Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (the Yesha Council), Apr. 2013-2015
  • Chair, Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (the Yesha Council), July 2007-Apr. 2013
  • Founder, CEO and Chair of the Board, Elad Systems, 1982-2005
  • Former Secretary General, Techiya Party (Israel), 1990-1992
  • Former Major, MAMRAM Computerized Data Processing Centre, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Education:
  • MSc, Finance, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  • BSc, Economics and Computer Sciences, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @dandayan
  • Born in 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1971
  • Moved to Maale Shomron, a settlement in the West Bank, in 1988
  • Was appointed Ambassador Designate of the State of Israel in Brazil on Aug. 5, 2015, this appointment is yet to be accepted by the Brazilian authorities
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Allow Settlements in the West Bank?
  2. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?