Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"It is true that there are demographic threats to its [Israel's] existence. That is why a separation from the Palestinians is a compelling imperative. Without such a separation [into two states] there is no future for the Zionist dream."
"Camp David and After: An Exchange," New York Times Review of Books, Volume 49, Number 10, June 13, 2002
Experts 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:
Minister of Defense, Deputy Prime Minister, June 2007 - present
Prime Minister of Israel, 1999-2001
Elected Chairman of the Labor Party, 1996
Elected to the Knesset, 1996
Served as a Member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, 1996
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nov. 1995 - June 1996
Minister of the Interior, July-Nov. 1995
Following the May 1994 signing of the Gaza-Jericho agreement with the Palestinians, Lt. General Barak oversaw the IDF's redeployment in the Gaza Strip and Jericho
Assumed the post of the 14th Chief of the General Staff and was promoted to the rank of Lt. General, the highest in the Israeli military, Apr. 1991
Appointed Deputy Chief-of-Staff, May 1987
Appointed Commander of the IDF Central Command, Jan. 1986
Appointed Head of the Intelligence Branch at the IDF General Headquarters, Apr. 1983
Served as Deputy Commander of the Israeli force in Lebanon, ("Peace for Galilee" operation), 1982
Appointed Head of the IDF Planning Branch and promoted to Major General, Jan. 1982
Tank battalion commander on the southern front in Sinai, 1973 Yom Kippur War
Awarded the "Distinguished Service Medal" and four other citations for courage and operational excellence