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Nur Masalha, PhD Biography

Professor of Religion and Politics and Director of the Centre for Religion and History and the Holy Land Research Project at St. Mary's University College, University of Surrey
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“[Z]ionist ‘ethnocracy’ and settler colonialism have brought about the death of the two-state solution… setting the state for a single non-sectarian state in historic Palestine. Rather than a political programme for a future settlement, we should champion an anti-apartheid struggle that can only derive from a long-term Palestinian-Jewish struggle for equality, expressed within a single, secular democratic framework.”

  • The Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-colonialism in Israel-Palestine, 2007
  • Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    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:
    • Co-founder and Editor, Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2002-present
    • Professor of Religion and Politics and Director of the Centre for Religion and History and the Holy Land Research Project, St. Mary’s University College, University of Surrey, 2000-present
    • Member, Kuwait Programme, Department of Government, London School of Economics
    • Part-time Lecturer, The American International University in London, 1997-2000
    • Assistant Professor, Modern History of the Middle East, Birzeit University (Palestinian Territories), 1994-1995
    • Constantine Zureik Research Fellow, Institute for Palestine Studies, 1998-1993
    • PhD, Middle Eastern Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1988
    • MA, Politics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1983
    • BA, International Relations and Politics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1979
    • Born on Jan. 4, 1957 in Galilee, Israel
    Quoted in:
    1. Should Palestinian Refugees Have the Right of Return?