Last updated on: 2/4/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Zvika Krieger Biography

Title:
Senior Advisor at the US State Department
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The two-state solution is still practically feasible — if only the political leadership could deliver it…

The two-state solution is not dead yet, but it will be if people cease looking for creative and realistic solutions to the roadblocks, such as the huge task of moving out the settlers who would not be within the new Israeli borders. Just as it is unhelpful to harbor ‘cozy illusions’ about the feasibility of the two-state solution, it is equally unhelpful to make alarmist proclamations about its death rather than trying to substantively and constructively engage with the challenges in its way.”

“How to Evacuate 100,000 Israelis from the West Bank,” The Atlantic, Apr.12, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Advisor, US State Department, Dec. 2014-present
  • Strategist, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Jan. 2014-Dec. 2014
  • Contributing Editor and Correspondent, The Atlantic, Sep. 2012-July 2013
  • Senior Vice President, The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, Jan. 2010-July 2013
  • Online Editor, The New Republic, 2008-2010
  • Special Correspondent, Middle East, Newsweek, 2006-2008
  • Fellow, Truman National Security Project, 2008
Education:
  • BA, Middle East Studies, Yale University, 2005
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @zvikakrieger
  • Recipient of awards from the Overseas Press Club, the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
  • Received fellowships to study topics including the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, the Kifaya reform movement in Egypt, public health in Bombay slums, religious identity in Kashmir, historical memory in Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank, and the role of religion in Lebanese politics.
Quoted in:
  1. Should Palestinian Refugees Have the Right of Return?