Last updated on: 10/2/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Yonatan Amir Biography

Title:
Co-founder of the Erev Rav journal
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“There is no use convincing the Jewish public to support the two-state solution, especially when over 500,000 settlers live beyond the Green Line and there is no guarantee that a Palestinian state will not be the source of terror against Israelis. The only way forward is to grant full equality to all…

Even if we assume that we can convince a large percentage of settlers to evacuate the West Bank, and assuming the Israeli economy will be able to deal with the price, and assuming that a state that was unable to take care of thousands of Gaza evacuees will be able to take care of hundreds of thousands of evacuees from Judea and Samaria, and assuming that both sides will agree to allow visits to each other’s holy sites, and assuming the Palestinians will be satisfied with a demilitarized 21 percent of their historic homeland, and assuming that they will agree to give up on the right of return, and assuming we find a solution that will reconnect Gaza and the West Bank, and assuming that the agreement will be accepted by the majority of Palestinians (and not just a handful of suits in Ramallah). Even if we assume all these to be true, after Oslo and the disengagement, who can guarantee that missiles won’t strike central Israel a month after an agreement is signed?”

“It’s Time for a One-State Solution,” 972mag.com, Mar. 23, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-founder and co-editor, Erev Rav journal, 2010-present
  • Art critic, 2004-present
  • Lecturer, history of Israeli art, museology and contemporary art, Shenkar College, Sapir College, and Pardes Art School
Education:
  • Attended, Departments of Culture Studies and German Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • Graduated, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?