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Nur Masalha, PhD Biography

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

“[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:
        Experts
    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
    Education:
    • 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
    Other:
    • Born on Jan. 4, 1957 in Galilee, Israel
    Quoted in:
    1. Should Palestinian Refugees Have the Right of Return?