Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Marcia Freedman, MA Biography

Title:
Former Founding President of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The American Jewish pro-Israel, pro-peace community must now, more imperatively than ever, adhere to its core policies of promoting a genuine two-state solution along the lines of the Taba talks of 2000 or the Geneva Accord of 2004. And that means the establishment of a Palestinian state in at least 97.6 percent of the West Bank, Arab East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

If that is to happen at all, it must happen soon, because with every delay in the peace process, with every derailment, with every period of neglect, the settlers and their supporters in the Israeli army, the developers and their supporters in the government, are busy building and expanding Jewish areas of settlement, shrinking the space for a Palestinian state and real, durable peace from one day to the next.”

“The Cheshire Cat, the Pit Bull, and Us,” www.fmep.org, June 28, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founding President of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom
  • Founder of the Community School for Women, Israel
  • Member of the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace, Israel
  • Board of Directors of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Served as Associate Director of the National Policy and Resource Center on Women and Aging headquartered at Brandeis University, where she created and edited The Women & Aging Letter
  • Served as Director of Marketing and Public Information for the American Society on Aging
  • Former member of Bay Area Women in Black, San Francisco, CA
  • Co-founded the Women’s Party, Israel, 1977
  • Elected Member of Knesset, Citizens Rights Movement, 1973-1977
  • One of the founders and leaders of the feminist movement in Israel during the early 1970’s
  • Peace activist in Israel and the United States, promoting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflcit
Education:
  • MA, City College of New York
  • BA, Bennington College
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?