Last updated on: 12/13/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

David M. Weinberg, MA Biography

Title:
Founding Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies (JISS)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Unconventional alternatives to the struggling two-state paradigm must be on the table, including: a Palestinian-Jordanian federation; shared sovereignty with Israel in the West Bank; a three- or four-way land swap involving Egypt and Jordan; and, possibly, a combination of all these approaches. The major Western powers must be willing to drive serious exploration of such alternatives. Arab states too must be willing take responsibility for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and consider investment of tangible resources in ‘regional’ solutions.”

“Rethinking the Peace Process,” Jerusalem Post, Mar. 20, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founding Vice President, Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies (JISS), Oct. 2017-present
  • Director, Beyad Halashon (BYHL) Advocacy & Communications Limited
  • Senior Advisor, Tikvah Fund, Nov. 2014-present
  • Columnist, Israel Hayom, Aug. 2011-present
  • Director, Israel Office, Canada’s Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), July 2005-present
  • Diplomatic Columnist, Jerusalem Post, Aug. 1997-present
  • Director of Public Affairs, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University (Israel), Oct. 1993-June 2017
  • Public Affairs Consultant, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer Hospital (Israel), Mar. 2005-Oct. 2014
  • Spokesman, Bar-Ilan University (Israel), Apr. 1996-Dec. 2001
  • Former Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky (Israel)
  • Former Assistant Director, Israel Office, Anti-Defamation League
  • Former Coordinator, Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism, Office of the Prime Minister (Israel)
  • Former Spokesman, Herzliya Conference on National Security (Israel)
Education:
  • MA, International Relations, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
  • BA, International Relations and History, University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Studied at Yeshivat Hakotel (Israel) and Yeshivat Har Etzion (Israel)
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @dmweinberg
  • Moved to Israel in 1990
  • Lives in Nof Ayalon, Israel
  • Has appeared on CBC and CNN
  • Has been quoted in the New York Times, Haaretz, Maariv, and Yediot Ahronot
Quoted in:
  1. Is Water Equitably Distributed throughout Israel and the Palestinian Territories?
  2. Should Jerusalem Be the Undivided Capital of Israel?