Last updated on: 4/4/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, MBA, LLB Biography

Title:
Founding Director of Shurat HaDin Israeli Law Center
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“She [Darshan-Leitner] does not live on an illegal settlement and says she is ‘religious—Orthodox, but not ultra-Orthodox.’ Even so, she admits her views are fairly hard-line. She is convinced that there will never be a two-state solution in her country. ‘I don’t think we can live together,’ she says bluntly.”

Janine Di Giovanni, “The Woman Fighting ISIS in Court,” Newsweek, Oct. 21, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founding Director, Shurat HaDin Israeli Law Center, 2003-present
  • Attorney, 1997-present
  • Recipient, Moskowitz Family Foundation ‘Oz Tzion’ Prize, 2012
Education:
  • MBA, Manchester University (UK)
  • LLB, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Other:
  • Was born in Petah Tikvah, Israel
  • Has appeared on CNN, the BBC, and Voice of Israel radio
  • Was named one of the 50 most influential Jews by the Jerusalem Post in 2014
  • Was named one of Israel’s 50 most influential women by the Globes business newspaper in 2011
  • Is involved in lawsuits and legal actions against Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hizbollah, Iran, Syria, Egypt, North Korea, the Arab Bank, and the Bank of China
  • Is involved in cases being litigated in Israeli, American, Canadian, and European courts
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Palestinian Authority (PA) or Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Commit Acts of Terrorism?