Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"We urge a renewed effort, firmly based in international law and respect for human rights that first aims to define boundaries between Israel and a new Palestinian state and address security issues. Without such focus, we will see the possibility of a two-state solution slipping even further away...
Without a strategy that can deliver a peace agreement based on a two-state solution, Palestinians will continue to live under Israeli occupation, millions of Palestinian refugees will continue to live without hope, and Israel's survival and security remain under threat. If there is no real progress, more violence is the likely outcome."
Cowritten with Jimmy Carter, "Tutu, Carter: Time to Move on Mideast Peace," USA Today, Dec. 21, 2010
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:
Archbishop Emeritus, 1996-present
Recipient, Templeton Prize (worth approximately $1.7 million), 2013
Recipient, $1 million award, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Oct. 4, 2012
Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2009
Founding Member and Chair, The Elders, 2007-present
Founder, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, Jan. 2004
Visiting Professor, King's College, 2004
Visiting Professor, Episcopal Divinity School at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002
Visiting Professor, Theology, Emory University, 1998-2000
Co-founder, Desmond Tutu Peace Center (DTPC), 1998
Former Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 1994-unknown
President, All Africa Conference of Churches, 1987-1997
Archbishop of Cape Town, Sep. 7, 1986-1996
Bishop of Johannesburg, 1985-1986
Recipient, Nobel Prize for Peace, 1984
ThM (Master of Theology), King's College, 1966
BA, University of South Africa, 1954
Teacher's certificate, Pretoria Bantu Normal College, 1953
General Secretary, South African Council of the South African Council of Churches, 1978-unknown
Bishop, Lesotho, 1976-1978
Anglican Dean, St. Mary's Cathedral of Johannesburg, 1975-1976
Associate Director, Theological Education Fund of the World Council of Churches in Kent, 1972
Lecturer, theology, University of Roma at Lesotho, 1970-1972
Chaplain, University of Fort Hare
Teacher, Federal Theological Seminary at Alice, 1966-unknown
Priest, Anglican Church, 1961-1996
Teacher, English and history, Munsieville High School, 1954-1957
Born on Oct. 7, 1931 in Klerksdorp, South Africa
Married Leah Nomalizo on July 2, 1955. They have four children.
Officially retired from public life on Oct. 7, 2010
Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation Twitter handle: @DesmondTutuPF