Last updated on: 11/12/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Varda Epstein Biography

Title:
Blogger and Communications Writer for Kars4Kids.org
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The question is why anyone is still talking about a two-state solution. After all, no one person or body has succeeded in imposing or implementing this ‘solution’ to the satisfaction of all parties, even going back as far as the 1937 Peel Commission, when it was first suggested that the Mandate for Palestine could be divided into two states for two peoples. And if we can all agree that the two-state solution hasn’t worked, one might reasonably ask whether the two-state solution is really the ‘only’ solution available toward the resolution of what Ruth Wisse calls ‘the Arab war against Israel and the Jews’…

From the perspective of most Israelis, ceding Judea and Samaria to its Arab population will only make things worse for Israel. For one thing, it’s salami tactics. You give one slice, and they demand another. Better not to give them any slices at all. Or at least hold your ground and refuse to give another inch, literally, or have your weakness exploited.

For another thing, ceding more territory means leaving Israel more vulnerable to attack. This truth exposes the rot at the core of the two-state solution: that leaving Israelis further exposed at the middle to terror and mayhem is the antithesis of a ‘solution.’ Or rather, the two-state solution is a solution that more closely resembles Hitler’s Final Solution, in which millions of Jews die to placate anti-Semites.

This will neither keep the Jewish State Jewish nor make it democratic. It will lead to Israel’s ultimate eradication.”

“Einstein’s Definition of Insanity and the Two-State Solution,” American Thinker, June 2, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Communications Writer, Kars4Kids.org, Feb. 2013-present
  • Blogger, judeanrose.blogspot.com and Times of Israel, 2000-present
  • Staff Writer, Oorah, 2013-2015
  • Content Writer, GreenPoint Global, May 2011-Jan. 2013
  • Content Writer and Editor, CogniBeat, Oct. 2010-May 2011
  • Content Writer, Amnic Inc., Jan. 2008-Sep. 2010
Education:
  • Studied at the Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, 1972-1975
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @epavard
  • Skype name: varda.epstein
  • Born in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Moved to Israel in 1979
  • Lives in Efrat, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank
  • Also known as Varda Meyers Epstein and Barbara (Bobbi) Meyers
Quoted in:
  1. Is Judaism Compatible with Democracy?