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

Naomi Chazan, PhD Biography

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

“Indeed, in line with the Clinton proposals, the Taba talks, the Roadmap, the Arab League initiative, and the detailed Geneva model, there has been a broad consensus that the objective of the current opening is to bring an end to the occupation and to oversee the consolidation of a viable Palestinian state alongside Israel. The mechanism to achieve this goal is full-fledged negotiations leading to a final status agreement which will formally terminate the conflict.”

“Promote Negotiations or Abandon the Two-State Solution,” Al-Hayat, May 17, 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:
  • Professor of Political Sciences, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • Deputy Speaker of the 14th & 15th Israeli Knesset (Parliament)
  • Israeli Knesset Member, 1992-2003
  • Member, Israel Delegation to U.N. Conference on Women, Nairobi, 1985, Beijing, 1995
  • Head, Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, 1990-1992
  • Chair of HEMDAT — the Council for Freedom of Religion in Israel
  • President of the Israeli branch of the Society for International Development
  • Founder and Member of the Board of the Israel Women’s Network
  • Vice President of the International Association of Political Science
Education:
  • PhD, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1974
  • MA, Columbia University
  • BA, Columbia University
Other:
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