Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"We reiterate the urgent need for a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians… I continue to believe that a two-state solution is absolutely vital for not only peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but for the long-term security of Israel as a democratic and Jewish state."
"Remarks by President Obama in Press Conference after GCC Summit," www.whitehouse.gov, May 14, 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:
44th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2009 - present
US Senator (D-IL), 2005 - Nov. 16, 2008
Honorary JD, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 2006
Best Spoken Word Album, Grammy Award, 2006
Chairman's Award, National NAACP, 2005
100 most influential people in the world, Time Magazine, 2005
10 people who will change the world, New Statesman, 2005
Honorary Doctorate, Knox College, 2005
Harold Blake Walker Award, Christopher House, 2005
Rock the Nation Award, Rock the Vote, 2005
Democratic Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004
Senior Lecturer, Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law School
Former Editor, Harvard Law Review
Outstanding Legislator Award, Campaign for Better Health Care and Illinois Primary Health Care Association, 1998
Best Freshman Legislator Award, Independent Voters of Illinois, 1997
Monarch Award for Outstanding Public Service, 1994
40 Under 40 Award, Crain's Chicago Business, 1993
JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1991
BA, Political Science, Columbia University, 1983
Missed 303 votes (46%) during the current (110th) Congress and missed 314 of 1,299 votes (24%) since Jan. 6, 2005 (as of Oct. 9, 2008)
Barack Obama attended Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, the United Church of Christ's largest congregation. At a May 31, 2008 press conference in Aberdeen, SD, Obama announced that he and his wife were "withdrawing as members of Trinity" because of "offensive statements" by church leadership including Rev. Jeremiah Wright.