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

Portland Trust Biography

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

“Personally, and speaking for the Portland Trust, I believe in the solution of two states for two nations. I won’t be involved in the settlements, and I think that our great challenge is not the 300,000 to 400,000 people who live beyond the Green Line, but the seven million people who live within it, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line and many of whom suffer from severe social problems, such as chronic unemployment, dropping out of school, and so forth. Personally, I want to support residents within the Green Line, and through the Portland Trust, Palestinians who reside beyond it.”

“Riding to the Rescue of Israel’s Third Sector,” globes.co.il (accessed May 14, 2015)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“We work with a range of partners to help develop the Palestinian private sector and relieve poverty through entrepreneurship in Israel… Since its launch in 2003, the Trust has consistently highlighted the important role of economics in resolving the Middle East conflict. It is a critical element alongside improved security and political process to achieve a sustainable and long lasting peace.”

“Aims and Vision,” portlandtrust.org (accessed May 14, 2015)

Mission:

“The Portland Trust is a British non-profit ‘action tank’ whose mission is to promote peace and stability between Israelis and Palestinians through economic development.”

“Aims and Vision,” portlandtrust.org (accessed May 14, 2015)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit
Quoted in:
  1. How Much International Aid Do the Palestinian Territories Receive?