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Philip Weiss Biography

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

“It seems that more violence is inevitable, we want to forestall it. You want to do so by imposing a solution [the two-state solution] that I don’t believe Palestinians seek any more. Let alone Israelis. Because it is as you say the consensus of the world. And that is true, though a decrepit consensus.

And when I say the two-state solution wasn’t that fair to begin with, I’m saying, I don’t think such an imposed solution can last. It doesn’t seem very fair to me as an outsider. It involves a 25-mile tunnel underground between West Bank and Gaza. Oh my god…Who would like that?

I find the two state paradigm both ineffective—it didn’t stop expansion one bit and led Palestinians to hope for a nation that was never delivered… and not especially appealing…

The other night Jeremy Ben-Ami of J St said that the next chapter of the struggle is that the world endorses one man/one vote between the river and the sea. I think he is right about this, and though he sees this as a fearful prospect, I say as a world citizen that it will be a good thing.”

“A Debate about the Two-State-Solution with Norman Finkelstein,” www.mondoweiss.net, June 6, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Found and Coeditor, Mondoweiss.net, 2006-present
  • Former blogger, New York Observer
  • Former writer, New Republic
Education:
  • Attended Harvard University
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @PhilWeiss
Quoted in:
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