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Daniel Ayalon, MBA Biography

Title:
Former Ambassador of Israel to the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The road map [Road Map for Peace] unambiguously defines the actions that Palestinians must take in order for them to receive political gains. Palestinians must make a determined and unconditional effort to end terrorism against Israel. They must collect illegal weapons and stop smuggling them, arrest terrorists and dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism. They must also end hatred and incitement in their official media and in their educational system. A peaceful future cannot develop from the poisonous foundations that exist in current Palestinian society. Israelis understand that to secure a genuine peace with Palestinians, we will have to make many painful sacrifices, including giving up parts of our historic homeland and generations of vibrant communities will have to be relocated. The government of Israel has been preparing and educating its citizens for such difficult decisions. We are ready to make the sacrifices needed for peace. However, we can’t make peace a reality without a true commitment from Palestinians, whose leaders have done nothing to prepare their population for concessions on their part. For over 50 years, we have searched for a peace partner. The time for inaction and excuses has passed. Palestinians no longer have any excuses. They must make the strategic choice for peace backed by genuine actions on the ground and fulfill their obligations according to the road map — the best way forward for both peoples.”

“Finding Direction,” Washington Times, Jan. 29, 2004

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:
  • Former Ambassador of Israel to the United States, 2002-2006
  • Member and 7th Nominee, Avigdor Lieberman 2009 Israeli Presidential Campaign, Yisrael Beytenu political party, 2008-present
  • Co-chairman, Nefesh B’Nefesh, 2006-2008
  • Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 2001-2002
  • Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Ehud Barak, 1999-2001
  • Delegate, Israeli Diplomatic Mission, Camp David Summit, 2000
  • Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 1996-1999
  • Delegate, Israeli Diplomatic Mission, Wye River Plantation Summit, 1998
  • Delegate, Israeli Diplomatic Mission, Sharm El-Sheikh Summit, 1997
  • Bureau Director, Bureau of the Ambassador of Israel to the United Nations, 1993-1997
  • Deputy Chief, Israeli Diplomatic Mission to Panama, 1991-1992
  • Former Captain, Armored Corps, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Education:
  • MBA, Bowling Green University
  • BS, Economics, Tel Aviv University, 1981
Other:
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