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Shlomo Sand, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus of History at Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I am for two state solution on the borders of ’67, taking out most of the settlers. I don’t think it will be a big problem. If I am thinking of Algeria, a million went away; then I’m not afraid that 500,000 will have a problem…

If I have continued to be for a two state solution, it is because I am a realist and pragmatic, I don’t think the two states can live separately. Amos Oz wrote a book, we need a divorce, we are two different families. Not at all. The two state solution has to combine a kind of confederation of the two of us because we are living so inside one another. The vision has to come after the two state solution. We don’t have to divorce, we have to live in the same apartment but two different rooms. So as to give expression to Palestinian sovereignty.”

Philip Weiss, “Shlomo Sand on Zionism, Post-Zionism, and the Two-State Solution,” www.mondoweiss.net, Dec. 13, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus of History, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 2014-present
  • Full Professor of History, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 2002-2014
  • Associate Professor of History, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 1995-2001
  • Tenured Professor, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 1988-1994
  • Lecturer, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, France), 1983-1985
Education:
  • PhD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, France), 1982
  • MA, French History, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, France), date unknown
  • BA, History, Tel Aviv University, 1975
Other:
  • Born on Sep. 10, 1946 in Linz, Austria
Quoted in:
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