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Robert Fisk, PhD Biography

Title:
Middle East Correspondent for The Independent
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Salah Atamari, former governor… [states] ‘as a Fatah member, we always advocated a one-state solution where we live with Israelis with equal rights in one democratic state. I think this is inevitable, after maybe 50, or 100 years. Peace is inevitable…’ I ponder this thought. I do not believe in the one-state solution.”

“State of Denial: Robert Fisk Searches for Peace in Israel,” Independent, Feb. 11, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • Middle East correspondent from Beirut for London’s Independent
  • Middle East correspondent, The Times, 1976-1987
  • Belfast correspondent, The Times, 1971-1975
  • Honorary Doctorate of Literature and Journalism, University of Lancaster, England
  • Amnesty International UK Press Award for his reporting on the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, 2000
  • Amnesty International UK Press Award for his reporting from Algeria, 1998
  • John Hopkins SIAS-CIBA prize for international journalism British International Journalist of the Year award seven times, most recently in 1995 and 1996
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Trinity College, Dublin, 1985
Other:
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