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Gadi Taub, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Communications and Public Policy at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The more urgent goal is not peace; it is partition. That’s because the alternative to partition would be the end of Zionism. If the land is not divided into two states, there will be one state with an Arab majority. This is also not in the interest of Palestinians, since this one state is not likely to be a healthy binational democracy. It is more likely to be a country beset by chronic civil war.”

“A Separate Peace,” New Republic, Oct. 28, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, Young Global Leadership Forum, 2006-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Eshcolot Academic Library, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2006-present
  • Member, Committee for the Advancement of Reading, 2006-present
  • Member, The Public Committee on Church and State in Israel, Israel Democracy Institute, 2006-present
  • Professor of Communications and Public Policy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2003-present
  • Op-Ed Columnist, Maariv, 2003-present
  • Freelance Teacher, Hamaslul Academy (Israel), 2003-present
  • Contributing political and cultural commentator, Israeli Broadcasting Authority Channel One News, 1996-present
  • Co-Editor, Mikarov, Periodical of Culture and Society, Hakibutz Hameuchad, 1997-2005
  • Script Writer, Israeli Television Children’s Department, 1989-1998
  • Co-Editor, Rehov Literary Periodical, University Publishing Projects, 1994-1996
  • Reporter, Tel Aviv Magazine, Yedioth Ahronoth, 1992-1993
  • Writer and Director of radio plays, Kol Israel Children’s Department, 1986-1989
Education:
  • PhD, American History, Rutgers University, 2003
  • Graduate Studies in History, Tel Aviv University, 1998
  • BA, History and General Humanities, Tel Aviv University, 1997
Other:
  • Dr. Taub’s grandmother split stones to pave roads in the Galilee, and his grandfather worked draining the swamps of British Mandate Palestine as immigrants from Poland in the 1920s.
  • Dr. Taub’s father was a refugee from pre-Holocaust Europe, fleeing on a boat of illegal immigrants to British Mandate Palestine in 1939.