Last updated on: 9/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Hasan Afif El-Hasan, PhD Biography

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

“Options of the endgame for the Palestinians must be the establishment of a truly sovereign state over the land occupied in the 1967 war or joining a multi-ethnic liberal democratic state over all historical Palestine. But because it is too simplistic and naïve to assume that majority of Israelis would accept the one-liberal-democratic-state solution or convince the international community to impose it on Israel, the two-state solution will be the only option capable of realization.”

“Once the Two-State Solution Is Declared Dead,” The Palestine Chronicle, July 8, 2009

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:
  • Contributor, The Palestine Chronicle
  • Contributor, Al-Ahram Weekly
  • Contributor, Eurasia Review
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, University of California at Riverside
  • BS, Electrical Engineering
Other:
  • Born in Beit-Eiba, a Palestinian village near the city of Nablus, when Palestine was under the British Mandate
  • Earned his teaching credentials in Nablus and taught math and science in its secondary schools