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Ephraim Sneh, MD Biography

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

“The plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace, known as the road map, cannot be allowed to fail. The alternatives are too frightening. Failure would most likely lead to the collapse of the cabinet of Mahmoud Abbas, the new Palestinian prime minister, giving Hamas the upper hand on the Palestinian street. As a result, those in Israel who have claimed that there are no moderate Palestinians with whom to negotiate will be vindicated.”

“A Little Bit of a Peace Plan,” New York Times, May 2, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Israeli Knesset Member, 16th Knesset
  • Chairman of the Subcommittee for Security Perception
  • Member of the Knesset House Committee
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee
  • Member of the Committee for Immigration, Absorption, and the Diaspora
  • Research Fellow, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • Minister of Transportation, Mar. 2001 – Oct. 2002
  • Deputy Minister of Defense, Aug. 1999 – March 2001
  • Member of the Knesset State Control and the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committees, 1996-1999
  • Minister of Health, 1993-1996
  • Elected to the Knesset and Served as a Member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, 1992
  • Served as a career officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reaching the rank of Brigadier-General, 1972-1987
Education:
  • MD, Tel Aviv University
Other:
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