Last updated on: 10/2/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Paul Eidelberg, PhD Biography

Title:
President and Co-founder of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy in the Middle East
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Arab-Islamic culture is utterly opposed to the basic principles of democracy however understood. This being the case, the Arabs of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza have no right, in this period of history, to an independent and sovereign state; indeed the creation of such a state, at this time, would serve neither the good of these Arabs nor the good of Israel. Any claim to the contrary by Arabs is but a ploy to truncate Israel and thereby facilitate its destruction. If such a claim is made by Jewish democrats, it merely reflects abysmal ignorance if not intellectual dishonesty.”

A Jewish Philosophy of History: Israel’s Degradation & Redemption, 2004

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:
  • President and Co-founder of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy in the Middle East
  • President of the Yamin Israel Party
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Freeman Center for Strategic Studies
  • Professor of Political Science at Bar Illan University in Israel
  • Contributing Expert for the Ariel Center for Political Research
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Ariel Center for Policy Research
  • Member and contributor of the Editorial Board of Nativ
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago
Other:
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