Former Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"To set the conflicting parties within a wider framework in which the main causes for the current dispute would become more indistinct and out of vogue e.g. some kind of Middle Eastern confederation.
We are slowly but surely moving toward globalization -- a complex system that, although closely integrated, by its mere nature allows each component part more freedom of action and opinion. One important characteristic of globalization is the elimination or blurring of the concepts of national borders and sovereignty, which play a major role in any such conflict. On the other hand it enhances non-violent ethnic and cultural distinctiveness's. In some respects, such systems bear a resemblance to the Islamic concept of umma, and a somewhat similar Jewish concept, not necessarily religious, of universal kinship."
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:
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Philosophy & Religion, 1989-1994
Founder of The National Institute of Applied Philosophy (NIAP), 1993
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Religious Studies, 1977-1984
Midrasha-College of Jewish Studies, Detroit, Michigan 1972-1975