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Yehoshafat Harkabi, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Major General of the Israel Defense Force General Staff and Chief of Military Intelligence
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“If Israel does not work toward establishing a Palestinian state, the demographic trend will work against us… and, therefore, Israel would stop being a country in which the Jews constitute the majority. A binational state would be a very uneasy state.”

“Yehoshafat Harkabi: Choosing between Bad and Worse,” Journal of Palestine Studies, 1987

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Visiting Professor, Brown University, 1990
  • Visiting Professor, Princeton University, 1989
  • Director, Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Specializing in the philosophy of international relations, strategic studies, Arab-Israeli conflict), 1983-1989
  • Guest Scholar, Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C., 1988
  • Chairperson, Department of International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1982-1985
  • Recipient, Landau Prize
  • Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., 1981
  • Fellow, Stanford University, 1975
  • Senior Research Associate, Institute of Strategic Studies, London, 1968
  • Named chief of the intelligence division of the Israel Defense Force General Staff with the rank of major general, 1955
  • Participated in the negotiations that led to the signing of armistice agreements with Egypt and Jordan, and twice met personally with King Abdullah, 1949
  • During the War of Independence, fought in Jerusalem as commander of a students’ company, 1948
Education:
  • PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1968
Other:
  • Born in Haifa, Mandate Palestine, 1921