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Daniel J. Elazar, PhD Biography

Title:
Late Professor of Political Science at Temple University
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“It is time to find a way to share the land without an exclusive reliance on partition…the only way to do so is through some form of federal solution which will secure for each party a polity of its own but in such a way that all three [Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians] must share in the governance of the land’s common goods. It is this writer’s deep and considered belief that the federal option is the only option for peace…within which all will find their place without foregoing their separate characters and cultures and their desire for independent development.”

Two Peoples -- One Land: Federal Solutions for Israel, the Palestinians, and Jordan, Preface, 1991

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Political Science at Temple University, Philadelphia
  • Founded and Directed the Center for the Study of Federalism
  • Senator N.M. Paterson Professor of Intergovernmental Relations, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Chairman of the Israel Political Science Association
  • Member of various consultative bodies of the Israeli government
  • Founder and President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA)
  • Founding President of the International Association of Centers for Federal Studies
  • Secretary of the American Political Science Association
Education:
  • PhD, University of Chicago
  • MA, University of Chicago
Other:
  • Born: 1934
  • Died: 1999