Last updated on: 2/4/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

David P. Goldman Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“A one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is upon us. It won’t arrive by Naftali Bennett’s proposal to annex the West Bank’s Area C, or through the efforts of BDS campaigners and Jewish Voice for Peace to alter the Jewish state. But it will happen, sooner rather than later, as the states on Israel’s borders disintegrate and other regional players annex whatever they can. As that happens, Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is becoming inevitable…

Israeli authority will replace the feckless regime of the Palestine Authority in order to maintain public order and ensure that the electricity works, and the roads are secure, and that bands of jihadist marauders or Shiite terrorists do not massacre entire villages; this action will elicit the reflex condemnation from bored and dispirited Western diplomats. The realization of the Zionist dream will then be consummated not with a bang, but a whimper; the bangs will be much louder elsewhere.”

“Between the Settlers and the Unsettlers, the One-State Solution Is on Our Doorstep,” Tablet Mag, July 14, 2014

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, London Center for Policy Research, Sep. 2013-present
  • Managing Director, Reorient Group, Sep. 2013-present
  • Fellow, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, Aug. 2012-present
  • Spengler Columnist, Asia Times, 1997-present
  • Columnist, PJ Media
  • Classical music critic, Tablet Mag
  • Wax Family Writing Fellow, Middle East Forum, Sep. 2013
  • President, Macrostrategy LLC, Aug. 2012-Sep. 2013
  • Senior Editor, First Things Magazine, Jan. 2009-Mar. 2011
  • Portfolio Manager and Senior Strategist, Asteri Capital Limited, Jan. 2007-Oct. 2008
  • Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Research, Cantor Fitzgerald, Jan. 2006-Jan. 2007
  • Managing Director, Bear Stearns Investment Bank, Oct. 1993-May 2006
  • Global Head, Fixed Income Research, Bank of America, 2002-2005
  • Managing Director, Global Credit Strategist, Credit Suisse, Aug. 1998-May 2002
  • Columnist, Forbes, 1994-2001
  • Principal, SG Capital, Feb. 1996-July 1998
  • Former Member of the Board, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
  • Former Member of the Board of Governors, Mannes College of Music
Education:
  • Studied Music Theory at City University of New York
  • Studied Economics at the London School of Economics (UK)
  • BA, Columbia University
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @davidpgoldman
  • Born on Sep. 27, 1951
  • Is a regular guest on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report and has appeared on Bloomberg News and Fox News
  • Has been published in the Wall Street Journal, American Interest, Commentary, and the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
  • Has taught music appreciation at Queens College New York, and music theory at Mannes School of Music