Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Yuval Steinitz, PhD Biography

Title:
Israeli Minister of Finance
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The government’s position is very clear, and I support it: We do support [a] two states for two peoples solution… We are ready to make painful concessions on two conditions: that there will be peace and security.”

Raphael Ahren, “This Government Is in Favor of Two States for Two Peoples,” Times of Israel, May 28, 2013

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:
  • Israeli Minister of Finance, 2009-present
  • Co-chair, Joint Congress-Knesset Security Committee, 2003-present
  • Likud Party Member, Israeli Knesset, 1999-present
  • President, Association for the Public’s Right to Know, 1999-2004
  • Senior Lecturer, Philosophy Department, Haifa University, 1993-1999
  • Served as member and chairman of the Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, and as member of the Constitution, Law and Justice, and the Science and Technology Committees
  • Chaired the Committee for the Examination of the Intelligence Services Following the War in Iraq
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy of Science, Tel Aviv University, 1993
  • MA, Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Other:
  • Received the Alon Prize for PhD Students in 1993
  • Married to Gila Canfy-Steinitz, a judge on the Jerusalem District Court