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Yossi Melman Biography

Title:
Author, journalist, and former feature writer for Haaretz
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I consider myself a leftwing Israeli. I am in favour of a two-state solution: Israeli and Palestinian states living in peace, security and dignity, side-by-side. To accomplish this goal Israel has to put an end to the occupation.

“We Cannot Have Them Back,” The Guardian, Sep. 19, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Contributing Editor, TheTower.org, 2013-present
  • Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), 1997-present
  • Former Feature Writer and Intelligence Commentator, Walla, 2012-2013
  • Former Feature Writer, Haaretz
  • Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, 1990
  • Recipient, Sokolov Award, 2009
  • Recipient, Boris Smolar Award of Excellence in International News or Feature Reporting, 1995
  • Recipient, Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism, 1994
Education:
  • Attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Other:
  • Legal name is Yosef Melman
  • Born in Poland
  • Emigrated to Israel in 1957 at the age of 6
  • Lives in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Married to Billie Melman, Professor of Modern History at Tel Aviv University
  • Has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and The Guardian and appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes, NBC’s Today Show, CNN and the BBC.