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Russell Sitrit-Leibovich Biography

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

“A Palestinian state of the kind proposed in the two state solution is an existential threat to the state of Israel. Furthermore, it is a historical travesty to expel half a million Jews in order to create a 23rd Arab state. Given that at least four generations of Palestinians have been raised on incitement and hatred of Israel, a weakened Israel with its pre-1967 borders would be an invitation to more war, not a guarantee for peace. Practically, there is no room for two viable states in a territory the size of New Jersey. The logic of having 80% of Israel’s population living on the coastal lowlands with a Palestinian state occupying the strategic heights seems unfathomable.

The two-state solution has been tried and failed many times. Israel must disabuse itself and the international community of its feasibility.”

“The Two State Solution Isn’t An Option,” The Prince Arthur Herald, www.princearthurherald.com, Sep. 21, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Intern, Behind the News in Israel (Jerusalem), July 2012-Aug. 2012
  • Intern, Center for Near East Policy Research (Jerusalem), July 2012-Aug. 2012
  • Intern, Keep Jerusalem, July 2011-Aug. 2011
  • Former Journalist, Prince Arthur Herald (Canada)
  • Former Op-Ed Contributor, McGill Daily (Canada)
  • Former President, Hillel, Dawson College (Canada)
Education:
  • Studying law at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
  • Studied Commerce at Dawson College (Canada)
  • BA, Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, McGill University (Canada)
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Allow Settlements in the West Bank?
  2. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?