Last updated on: 10/6/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Tariq Ali Biography

Title:
Writer, Journalist, and Filmmaker
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I think that that time [for a two-state solution] is gone. It went two years after the Oslo Accords were signed. And it’s very, very clear to me that a two-state solution just isn’t possible. Where are they going to have the second state? Who is going to remove all these Israeli settlements from Palestinian land, that encroach on more and more territory? Who is going to stop the Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem, which encroach on more and more Palestinian territory?…

The Israelis, by what they are doing, have themselves made a two-state solution impossible…

[F]or me there is no other way out now, except arguing, fighting for a one-state solution.”

“Tariq Ali – A Two State Solution Is Impossible!,” www.youtube.com, May 14, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Author
  • Filmmaker and screenwriter
  • Editor and Board Member, New Left Review
  • Contributor, The Guardian, London Review of Books
  • Broadcaster, BBC Radio
  • Editorial Director, Verso publishers
  • Owner, Bandung (independent television production company)
  • Leader, Vietnam Solidarity Campaign
Education:
  • Graduated, Exeter College, Oxford University, 1966
  • Graduated, Lahore University, 1963
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @TariqAli_News
  • Born in Lahore, India in 1943
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?