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

Musa al-Gharbi, MA Biography

Title:
Managing Editor at the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC)
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that Israel could ‘never, ever countenance’ a fully sovereign Palestinian state. The world should take him at his word. There never was a two-state solution, and there won’t be one in any foreseeable future. Instead, that so-called solution serves only to enable Israel’s continued oppression, empowering cynics and hard-liners and perpetuating a never-ending cycle of conflict. The only viable resolution is to unite Israel and the territories into a single state.”

“Israel and Palestinians Need a One-State Solution,” Al Jazeera America website, Jan. 6, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editorial writer, Al Jazeera America, Dec. 2013-present
  • Managing Editor, Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC), School of Middle East and North African Studies, University of Arizona, Mar. 2012-present
  • Freelance instructor, multiple institutions, Jan. 2011-present
Education:
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2013
  • BA, magna cum laude, Philosophy and Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, 2012
  • AA, Philosophy, Cochise College, 2009
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @Musa_alGharbi
  • Has been published by The National Interest, Counterpunch, Truthout, Press TV and Courrier International, and has provided interviews for Voice of America, Voice of Russia, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, China’s Global Times and Egypt’s Al-Ahram.
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?