Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"...[T]he only path to resolving this conflict is a two-state solution involving the political division of Jerusalem, with Jewish neighbourhoods becoming the capital of Israel, and Arab neighbourhoods becoming the capital of Palestine.
If the conflict is to end in a peaceful resolution – in a year or in twenty years – it will only be along these lines. No other option exists. Tragically, the ongoing creation of irreversible facts on the ground may well destroy even this option, and with it, the prospects of a two-state solution. In this case, Israelis and Palestinians will be condemned to an eternally haemorrhaging, Balkanised future."
"Enough of the Jerusalem Mantra," Common Ground News Service, Sep. 18, 2008
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:
Founder, Terrestrial Jerusalem, an Israeli NGO, 2010-present
Senior Advisor, Kairos Jerusalem Initiative, The Telos Group
Served on a committee of experts commissioned by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak which studied the implementation of political agreements with the Palestinians, 2000-2001
Participated in Oslo Accords talks on the final status of Jerusalem, 1994-2000
Former Lawyer, Ir Amim
JD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BA, Cornell University
Native of Syracuse, NY
Immigrated to Israel in 1973, where he has lived since
Retired Reserve Major in the Israeli Defense Forces