Last updated on: 9/22/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael B. Oren, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, Jerusalem
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“In order for the road map to succeed, President Bush must confront the profound asymmetry between the Palestinian and Israeli concepts of peace. While he may press Mr. Sharon to fulfill his promised ‘painful concessions’ for peace, and assure the Palestinians of statehood, the president must first insist that the Palestinians abandon their hope of overwhelming Israel by demographic or other means… If President Bush succeeds in changing those goals, the road map may indeed lead to the mutual recognition, renunciation of force, and foreswearing of all future claims, which form the only basis for durable peace. Failure to do so, however, will only create conditions for yet another Middle East war.”

“The 36-Year War,” Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem
  • Served as Director of Israel’s Department of Inter-Religious Affairs in the government of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
  • Adviser to the Israeli delegation to the United Nations
  • Received fellowships from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and from the British and Canadian governments
  • Lady Davis Fellow of Hebrew University
  • Moshe Dayan Fellow at Tel-Aviv University
Education:
  • PhD, Middle East Studies, Princeton University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Israel an Apartheid State?