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Hadassah Biography

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

“By withdrawing from Gaza and parts of the West Bank, Israel seeks to ensure a democratic Jewish state with secure borders and a demographic majority… Peace will ultimately depend on whether or not the Palestinian Authority fulfills its obligations by controlling terror organizations like Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Israel’s upcoming disengagement from Gaza is an opportunity to re-invigorate the peace process and to create a precedent for long-lasting positive changes in the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. Following a successful disengagement, the parties should proceed to the next step in the road map.”

“Sharon and Abbas Hold Summit in Jerusalem Hot Topics, Israeli-Palestinian Relationship,” Hadassah website (accessed Sep. 1, 2005)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women’s organization, whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society.

Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal.

Committed to the centrality of Israel based on the renaissance of the Jewish people in its historic homeland, Hadassah promotes the unity of the Jewish people. In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, education and youth institutions, and land development to meet the country’s changing needs. In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment and growth for its members.”

Hadassah website (accessed Apr. 18, 2008)

Mission:

Hadassah works to improve the quality of life for all the people of Israel and to strengthen Jewish life in the United States. Hadassah is about people, about changing lives, about Tikkun Olam--making the world a better place. Focused on Health, Education, Youth and the Environment, Hadassah changes lives, one person at a time.

Hadassah website (accessed Apr. 18, 2008)

Other:
Volunteer women's organization