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Ido Aharoni, MA Biography

Title:
Counsel General of Israel in New York
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The future that we want for all our children can only be achieved if the Palestinian people recognize the harm that accepting Hamas will continue to have on attaining a peaceful two-state solution. Israel is ready to live side-by-side in peace with its Palestinian neighbors, but Palestinians must change the way they view Hamas, and reject its core values and objectives.”

“Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni: Hamas Driven Only by Hatred of Israel,” www.newsmax.com, July 14, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Counsel General of Israel in New York, Feb. 2011-present
  • Diplomat, Government of Israel, Aug. 1991-present
  • Acting Consul General of Israel in New York, Aug. 2010-Feb. 2011
  • Head of Brand Management, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Israel), Aug. 2007-Aug. 2010
  • Senior Advisor, Office of Israel’s Foreign Minister and Vice Prime Minister, 2006-2007
  • Consul for Media and Public Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York, 2001-2005
  • Former Policy Advisor, Office of the Director-General, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1999-2000
  • Consul for Communications and Public Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, 1994-1998
  • Policy Assistant, Office of Israel’s Chief Negotiator with the Palestinians, 1993
  • Former Company Commander, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Education:
  • MA, Mass Communications, Emerson College, 1990
  • BA, joint major in Film and Television, and Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 1987
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @IdoAharoni
Quoted in:
  1. Is the United Nations Biased against Israel and for Palestine?