- Former Washington Correspondent for the New York Jewish Week
- Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
“In a fair world, the rising chorus of threats from Palestinians and their boosters to stop supporting a ‘two-state’ solution in the region and revert to the demand for a single bi-national state would be blown off as cynical gamesmanship…
But fairness has nothing to do with it. And in that harsh world, the growing one-state movement represents a danger to Israel — one it may be reinforcing through its current policies…
[T]he Palestinians say, they may have no choice but to forgo the idea of two states and seek instead a single entity — Arab and Jewish — between the Jordan and the Mediterranean.
That new country, supporters hypocritically argue, would be a real democracy, with the citizens, Arab and Jewish, deciding its character.
You don’t need a high IQ to understand this is code for the effective elimination of the Jewish state.”
“One-State Solution: Suicide by Democracy,” Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Nov. 21, 2003
- Involvement and Affiliations:
- Washington Correspondent, New York Jewish Week, 1993-June 22, 2011
- Reporter, Baltimore Jewish Times, 1987-1993
- BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1970
- Twitter handle: @jbesser
- Also known as Jim Besser
- Plays in a ceilidh band called Frog Hammer
- Plays the concertina for two different bands, The Squeezers, and the Open band
- Is a member of the Foggy Bottom Morris Men dance troupe
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