Last updated on: 1/2/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Joseph Biden, Jr., JD Biography

Title:
47th Vice President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We also continue to agree with Israeli leaders going back decades –- from Rabin to Sharon, whose funeral I had the great honor of eulogizing –- that a two-state solution is essential to Israel’s long-term survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people. Consistent with our commitment to Israel’s security and survival, the United States stands ready to help Israel decide — if they decide — how to get there and if they want our help in getting there.”

“Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden – the 67th Annual Israeli Independence Day Celebration,” www.whitehouse.gov, Apr. 23, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 47th Vice President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2009 – Jan. 20, 2017
  • US Senator (D-DE), 1972 – Jan. 20, 2009
  • Serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Judiciary Committee
  • Adjunct Professor, Widener University School of Law, (teaches a seminar on constitutional law), 1991-present
Education:
  • JD, Syracuse University College of Law, 1968
  • BA, History & Political Science, University of Delaware, 1965
  • Archmere Academy, 1961
Other:
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