Last updated on: 9/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Moshe Amon, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“To set the conflicting parties within a wider framework in which the main causes for the current dispute would become more indistinct and out of vogue e.g. some kind of Middle Eastern confederation.

We are slowly but surely moving toward globalization -- a complex system that, although closely integrated, by its mere nature allows each component part more freedom of action and opinion. One important characteristic of globalization is the elimination or blurring of the concepts of national borders and sovereignty, which play a major role in any such conflict. On the other hand it enhances non-violent ethnic and cultural distinctiveness’s. In some respects, such systems bear a resemblance to the Islamic concept of umma, and a somewhat similar Jewish concept, not necessarily religious, of universal kinship.”

E-mail to ProCon.org, Aug. 11, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Philosophy & Religion, 1989-1994
  • Founder of The National Institute of Applied Philosophy (NIAP), 1993
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Religious Studies, 1977-1984
  • Midrasha-College of Jewish Studies, Detroit, Michigan 1972-1975
  • Oakland University, Oakland, Michigan, Philosophy & Religion, 1973-1975
  • University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, Philosophy & History, 1971-1973
  • News Editor, Al-Hamishmar, Israel, 1964-1968
  • SERMEISS – Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Seminar
Education:
  • PhD, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA, 1971
  • Graduate Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1964-1966
  • BA, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1963
Other:
  • Born in Bialystok, Poland, in 1930
  • Moved to Israel with his parents in 1934
  • Died in Vancouver, Canada, on Nov. 5, 2014