Last updated on: 12/8/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Leah Karchmer, MA Biography

Title:
Campaign Manager at the Alliance for New Zionist Vision
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“[W]e vehemently oppose the two-state solution that has, for the past two decades, only exacerbated the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and brought us further from genuine peace…

The two-state model close-mindedly insisted upon by Hatikvah [an Israeli political party] is one that promotes forced segregation and envisions Israel as a tiny, American-backed colonial fortress in the Middle East serving as a bastion of Western civilization alienated from its neighbors (while Palestinians would be forced to live under a Fatah-led police state).”

“The Zionist Left Is Neither Zionist nor Left,” Jerusalem Post, Apr. 22, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Campaign Manager, The Alliance for New Zionist Vision, June 2014-Present
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Islamic Law & Culture, Mar. 2013-2014
  • Student Recruiter, Jerusalem Online University, 2011-2014
  • Emerson Fellow, StandWithUs, July 2012-July 2013
  • Intern, Center for Intercultural Programming, DePaul University, May 2012-May 2013
  • Intern, Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Jan. 2013-Apr. 2013
  • Interfaith Scholar, DePaul University, 2012-2013
  • Hasbara Fellow, Hasbara Fellowships, Nov. 2011-May 2012
Education:
  • MA, Human Rights and Transnational Justice, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (expected completion date unknown)
  • MA, Israeli Politics and Society, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2014
  • BA, Peace Justice Conflict Studies and Religion, DePaul University, 2014
Other:
  • None found