Professor of Middle East, Israel, and Islamic Studies at the Ashkelon Academic College and Senior Researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"The group's [the Group on Models for Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel] members are of the opinion that internal majority-minority relations cannot be postponed until a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – based on the concept of two states for two peoples – is found. Ethno-national intergroup tensions in the context of a protracted violent conflict tend to hurt all citizens, members of the national majority and national minority as one."
Yitzhak Reiter et al, "Towards Inclusive Israeli Citizenship: A New Conceptual Framework for Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel – Points for Public Discussion," The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, www.jiis.org, 2011
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:
Professor, Middle East, Israel, and Islamic Studies, Ashkelon Academic College, 2009-present
Chair, Department of Land-of-Israel Studies, Ashkelon Academic College
Senior Researcher, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
Senior Researcher, The Harry S. Truman Institute for Peace Research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Project Leader, Models for Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel, The Nauman Foundation via The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 2009-2011
Chair, Public Committee for the Integration of Arabs within the Civil Service, 1993-2005
Deputy Advisor for Arab Affairs and Senior Research Officer, Prime Minister's Office, 1978-1987
Recipient, Chaikin Prize of the University of Haifa for Best Research, 2013
Recipient, The Michael Landau Prize, 1990
PhD, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991
MA, Islamic Civilization, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1986
BA, Arabic Language and Literature, and Islamic Civilization, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1976
"Narratives of Jerusalem and Its Sacred Compound," Israel Studies, Summer 2013
Yitzhak Reiter et al., "Towards Inclusive Israeli Citizenship: A New Conceptual Framework for Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel – Points for Public Discussion," The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, www.jiis.org, 2011
War, Peace and International Relations in Islam: Muslim Scholars on Peace Accords with Israel, 2011
National Minority, Regional Majority: Palestinian Arabs versus Jews in Israel, 2009
Jerusalem and Its Role in Islamic Solidarity, 2008