Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Henry Siegman Biography

Title:
Former Senior Fellow and Director for the U.S./Middle East Project at the Council on Foreign Relations
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“What hope there is for a revival of a peace process lies not with the success of Kadima, the new centrist party established by Sharon, but with an Israeli commitment to a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza whose claims to security, viability and territorial integrity are entitled the same respect that Israel expects for its own claims.”

“He Never Intended An Equitable Solution in Israel,” The Observer, Jan. 8, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Senior Fellow and Director for the U.S./Middle East Project Council on Foreign Relations
  • Executive Director, the American Jewish Congress, 1978-1994
  • Resident Scholar, the Rockefeller Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, 1992
  • Founder, the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, 1968
  • Director, the American Association for Middle East Studies and Editor of its quarterly publication, Middle East Studies, 1958-1963
Education:
  • None found
Other:
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