Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Noam Sheizaf Biography

Title:
Co-Founder and CEO of +972
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:

“Every now and then a comment on this blog attributes a position to me — one I thought I had been very careful to avoid taking… The issue at hand is a so-called final-status agreement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I often get comments that assume I am preaching for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and for the evacuation of settlements. Other comments take for granted that I am calling on Israel to annex the West Bank and give citizenship to all of the Palestinians.

The truth is that I am not a follower of either of these ideas – or if you prefer, I accept both of them under certain circumstances. My principal political position is opposition to the occupation.”

“One- or Two-State Solution? The Answer Is Both (or Neither),” +972, www.972mag.com, Sep. 2, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-Founder and CEO, +972
  • Captain, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Reserves
  • Former Deputy Editor, Maariv
  • Former Reporter, Ynet.co.il
  • Former Infantry Officer, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Education:
  • Degree unknown, Political Science and French, Tel Aviv University
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @nsheizaf
  • Born in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1974
  • Was one of over 500 reserves of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to sign a 2002 open letter of refusal to serve in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and Haaretz
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Be a Jewish State?