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Tony Judt, PhD Biography

Title:
Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“What if there were no place in the world today for a ‘Jewish state?’ What if the binational solution were not just increasingly likely, but actually a desirable outcome? It is not such a very odd thought. Most of the readers of this essay live in pluralist states which have long since become multiethnic and multicultural…

A binational state in the Middle East would require the emergence, among Jews and Arabs alike, of a new political class. The very idea is an unpromising mix of realism and utopia, hardly an auspicious place to begin. But the alternatives are far, far worse.”

“Israel: The Alternative,” New York Review of Books, Oct. 23, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies at New York University
  • Research and Teaching Interests, Modern European History, French History and The History of Ideas
  • Director, Remarque Institute
Education:
  • PhD, Cambridge University, 1972
Other:
  • None found