Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

David Makovsky, MA Biography

Title:
Director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Israelis do not trust the Palestinian Authority (PA) to fulfill its security obligations and halt terrorist attacks, while Palestinians remain convinced that Israel will never voluntarily cede the West Bank and Gaza… A properly designed West Bank security fence could help dissipate the mistrust and violence while facilitating a two-state solution.”

Executive Summary, A Defensible Fence: Fighting Terror and Enabling a Two-State Solution, Apr. 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director and Senior Fellow of The Washington Institute’s Project on the Middle East Peace Process
  • Adjunct lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Member of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Former Executive Editor of the Jerusalem Post
  • Former diplomatic correspondent for Israel’s leading daily Haaretz
  • Served for eleven years as U.S. News and World Report’s special Jerusalem correspondent
  • National Press Club’s Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence, 1994
Education:
  • MA, Harvard University
  • BA, Columbia University
Other:
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