Former Senior Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Northern Ireland offers a real-life model of a just and equitable one-state solution because it accommodates ethno-national distinctions between citizens. In political science it's called 'consociationalism'...
Premised on collective and individual entitlements, a consociational government guarantees group representation, ensures power sharing in the executive branch and offers group vetoes. It could assure both the Israeli and the Palestinian communities that no important decision would be made without the broad consent of representatives of both groups...
Granted, the odds appear to favor the long-standing, widely desired two-state solution... to switch to a one-state option would be like betting on a horse whose odds are 50 to 1, instead of the two-state horse's 25 to 1. But the two-state horse is very old and there is little chance that it will ever win. The one-state is still a colt and just began its training."
"Rethinking the Two-State Solution," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 1, 2013
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:
Associate Professor of Government and Politics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), 2010-present
Regional Council Member, Interchurch Organization for Development and Cooperation (ICCO), 2010-present
Freelance Media Analyst, BBC Monitor, 2009-present
Senior Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), 2005-2010
Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, 2007-2008
Visiting Scholar, Brown University, 2005
Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley, 2004-2005
Academic Director, Human Rights Education Program, Eshel Hanasi High School (Israel), 2000-2004
Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), 1999-2005
Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights - Israel, 1992-1994
PhD, Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 1999
MA, Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 1997
BA, Philosophy, magna cum laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991