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Ehud Olmert, LLB Biography

Title:
12th Prime Minister of Israel
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“In order to ensure that we have a Jewish homeland, we cannot continue to control those territories where there is a Palestinian majority. We must as soon as possible lay down a clear-cut border that will ensure a Jewish majority within the state of Israel…The only solution now is two states -- one Jewish, one Palestinian”

Speech at the annual Herzliya Conference in Israel, Jan. 24, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 12th Israeli Prime Minister, 2006-2009
  • Finance Minister, 2005
  • Communications minister, 2003-2004
  • Deputy Prime Minister, 2003
  • Mayor of Jerusalem, 1993-2000
  • Israeli Minister of Health, 1990-1992
  • Israeli Minister for Minority Affairs, 1988-1990
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, 1981-1988
  • Elected to the Knesset, 1973-1988
  • Former infantry unit officer in the Israeli Defense Forces
Education:
  • LLB, Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • BA, Psychology, Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Other:
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