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Doug Bandow, JD Biography

Title:
Robert A. Taft Fellow at the American Conservative Defense Alliance
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“In principle, separation seems the best answer. Whatever the theoretical long-term value of diverse peoples living together in harmony, it’s not going to happen soon in the Mideast. Daily contact between Israelis and Palestinians seems only to provide further opportunities for the former to oppress the latter and the latter to murder the former. Better to stop the killing than foolishly to hold onto some hopeless multicultural ideal… The most obvious solution is…separation -— and with it the dismantling of Israeli settlements that dot Gaza and the West Bank. And as long as Washington backs Israel financially and politically, the future of the settlements is America’s business.”

“Israel’s Democracy Dilemma: West Bank Settlements Force an Existential Question,” The American Conservative, Nov. 3, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Robert A. Taft Fellow at the American Conservative Defense Alliance
  • Former Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Nationally Syndicated Columnist with Copley News Service
  • Special assistant to President Reagan
  • Former Editor of Inquiry magazine
Education:
  • JD, Stanford University
  • BS, Florida State University, Economics
Other:
  • None found