Last updated on: 7/14/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Jake Novak, MJ Biography

Title:
Senior Columnist for CNBC.com
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“That two-state ‘solution’ has never been a solution at all. In fact, it’s just one of the many U.S. policies supposedly meant to support peace that has done just the opposite…

Israelis have agreed to a Palestinian state at least four times since 1947. The Palestinians have rejected it each time. The U.S. and Europe have responded each time by providing more economic aid to the Palestinians and pressuring Israel to make more concessions. That hasn’t worked…

Israel should continue to build and expand, and annex all the existing West Bank territories into Israel proper. Israeli citizenship, with all the rights and privileges it entails, should be offered to all its inhabitants. This is not a crazy idea, but a simple recipe that worked in Israel proper for generations and has produced too many Jewish and Arab success stories to count…

Arabs, Jews, and Christians are living relatively peacefully and much more prosperously in Israel proper and have been for years. It’s time for everyone living in the West Bank territories to enjoy the same rights and opportunities and not the time for anyone to insist on more racially and religiously segregated states.”

“Why Trump Is Right to Back Away from the ‘Two-State Solution’ in the Middle East,” cnbc.com, Feb. 15, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Columnist, CNBC.com, 2016-present
  • Contributing Op-ed Columnist, CNBC.com, 2013-2016
  • Supervising Producer of The Kudlow Report, CNBC, Sep. 2012-2013
  • Senior Producer, Fox Business Network, July 2007-Sept. 2012
  • Broadcaster, Columbia University Athletics, Sep. 2007-Nov. 2009
  • Producer, CNN, May 2000-July 2007
Education:
  • MJ, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1995
  • BS, Political Science, Columbia University, 1992
Other:
  • Twitter: @jakejakeny
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?