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Ilan Pappé, DPhil Biography

Professor of History and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“I believe in the one-state solution as the only just and functional settlement for the conflict. I think anyone who is more than five minutes on the ground in the West Bank realises there is no space there for an independent Palestinian state. And moreover, anyone who ponders a bit deeper about the reasons for the conflict understands that only such a political outfit could respond to all aspects of the conflict: the dispossession of the Palestinians in 1948, the discrimination against the Palestinians in Israel and the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”

Nigel, O’Connor, “Q&A: Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe,”, July 5, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
  • Professor of History, University of Exeter
  • Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter
  • Deputy Director, Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies
  • Fellow, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 2010-present
  • Chair, Department of History, Cornwall Campus, University of Exeter, 2007-2009
  • Chair, Emil Tuma Institute for Palestine Studies, Haifa (Israel) 2000-2006
  • Founder and Director, Academic Institute for Peace, Givat Haviva, Israel, 1992-2000
  • Senior lecturer, Middle Eastern History and Political Science Departments, Haifa University (Israel), 1984-2006
  • DPhil, University of Oxford, 1984
  • BA, Hebrew University, 1979
  • Born in Haifa, Israel
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
  2. Can the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Help Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?