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Gidon Doni Remba Biography

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

“Israelis refuse to commit national suicide and relinquish their right to a Jewish state, just as Palestinians insist on creating a Muslim, Arab state in the West Bank and Gaza, as reflected in the proposed new Palestinian constitution. The only viable road to peace in our lifetime requires mutual acceptance of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the Palestinian people, as Palestinian and Israeli moderates have recognized.”

“Yes to US Intervention, No to Imposed Solutions,” Chicago Peace Now website, Dec. 24, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of Chicago Peace Now
  • Political analyst, commentator and writer on the ethics and politics of the Arab-Israel conflict
  • Essays published in the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, the Nation, the Jerusalem Report, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Forward, Tikkun, Culture and Society, the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, Chicago Jewish News, JUF News and other periodicals
  • Lectures widely on Israel and the Middle East around the United States, most recently at the University of Texas, the University of Iowa, the University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northwestern, DePaul and Loyola universities, and in synagogues and churches in the Chicago area
  • Senior Foreign Press Editor and Translator in the Israel Prime Minister’s Office, 1977-1978
  • Peace Now/Shalom Achshav
  • Americans for Peace Now
Education:
  • Completed his PhD coursework, with a specialty in ethics and political philosophy, at the University of Chicago
  • BA, Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Jewish studies at Clark University and the Jewish Theological Seminary
Other:
  • None found