Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"The Palestinians have nothing left but the power that the justice of their cause offers them, as well as the eventual support of international public opinion, especially in the US. However, this would require that they carry out their obligations under the road map, which represents international legitimacy and is therefore liable to invigorate the Quartet. If the latter does not respond by applying the necessary pressure on Israel, the Palestinians would have no choice but to resort to a remaining option: adoption of a one-state solution in the conflict, for which the Palestinian leadership must start preparing now."
"The Intifada Lost, Arafat Should Pursue Nationhood," The Daily Star, Aug. 18, 2004
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:
Political Adviser to King Abdullah II of Jordan, 1999-2000
Senator in the Jordanian House of Parliament, 1998-1999
Jordan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 1992-1995
Political Adviser to King Hussein, 1988-1991
Regular Contributor to The Daily Star, Lebanon
Member, International Crisis Group (two-year term), 2004
Senior fellow, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, 1995
Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1975-1976
BA, School of Arts, Damascus University, Syria, 1959