Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"It [peace] is a goal. It is like talking about Resolution 242; it has been there for forty two years and it is still viable. So, it is the same for a two-state solution… So far, everybody in the world supports a Palestinian state; so why not go in that direction? Of course, that is normal. I do not think there is a problem about it. The problem is with the Israelis, not the Palestinians, in accepting a two-state solution."
"National 2 - Comprehensive Peace: From His Excellency's Interview with the Austrian Der Standard, (April, 18, 2009)," www.presidentassad.net (accessed Sep. 16, 2015)
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:
President of Syria, July 10, 2000-present
Secretary General of the Baath Party
Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
After his brother's death, takes his brother's position as commander of the Syrian army's armored division, 1994
Joins the military academy in Homs, Syria, and attains the rank of colonel in the Syrian Army, 1994-1999
Son of former Syrian President, Hafiz Al Assad
Studied ophthalmology at the Tishrin military hospital, Damascus, 1988-1992
Continues study as ophthalmologist in London
Born in Damascus, Syria, on 11 September 1965.
He became the defacto heir to the Presidency after his brother Bassel's accidental death in 1994, in an auto accident
He is currently the President and Chairman of the Syrian Computer Society