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Sharif Nashashibi, MA Biography

Title:
Freelance Journalist and Analyst on Arab Affairs
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Those who continue to portray a two-state solution as a possibility are – inadvertently or otherwise – providing Israel with cover to continue wiping Palestine off the map, because the point of no return seems to forever be on the horizon, and as long as that is the case, Israel can avoid blame for passing the point of no return…

There needs to be a paradigm shift in the way people view the conflict and ways to solve it. That involves acknowledging that Israel has created a one-state reality, and finding ways to make that state equitable rather than a vehicle for the apartheid system that exists today.

This is actually easier than with two states, because issues of separation – borders, settlements, East Jerusalem, resources – no longer become the insurmountable obstacles they currently are.

Nevertheless, the debate over the desirability of one state for both peoples is moot given that the two-state solution is no longer feasible.”

“Israel-Palestine: The Delusion of a Two-State Solution,” aljazeera.com, Mar. 24, 2016

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance Journalist and Analyst on Arab Affairs
  • Personal Trainer
  • Contributor, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Middle East Eye, and Al Arabiya News
  • Recipient, International Media Council’s Breakaway Award, 2008
  • Co-founder and former Chairman, Arab Media Watch
Education:
  • MA, International Journalism, City, University of London, 1999
  • BSc, Business Studies, City, University of London, 1998
Other:
  • Twitter: @sharifnash
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?