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Martin Buber Biography

Title:
Author and Philosopher
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We [the Ichud Association] describe our program as that of a bi-national state -- that is, we aim at a social structure based on the reality of two peoples living together… The road to be pursued is that of an agreement between the two nations -- naturally also taking into account the productive participation of smaller national groups -- an agreement which, in our opinion, would lead to Jewish-Arab cooperation in the revival of the Middle East, with the Jewish partner concentrated in a strong settlement in Palestine. This cooperation, though necessarily starting out from economic premises, will allow development in accordance with an all-embracing cultural perspective and on the basis of a feeling of at-oneness, tending to result in a new form of society.”

“The Bi-National Approach to Zionism,” Ichud Association, Jerusalem, 1947

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Author and Philosopher
  • Erasmus Award, Amsterdam, 1963
  • Peace Prize, German Booktrade, 1953
  • Goethe Award, University of Hamburg, 1951
  • Immigrated to Palestine and taught social philosophy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1938
  • Taught Jewish religion and philosophy, University of Frankfurt, 1924-1933
  • Editior of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of the Zionist world organization, 1901
Education:
  • Studied Art History, German Literature, Philosophy & Psychology, 1896-1899
Other:
  • Born: 1878
  • Deceased: 1965