Two State Solution: Still Possible?

June 7, 2007

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As we mark the 40th anniversary of the Israeli military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, questions have been raised as to whether the two-state solution is still feasible.  Four experts discuss the question:

Ali Abunimah is author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and co-founded The Electronic Intifada, an internet gateway about Palestine and then Palestine-Israeli conflict.  When he is not writing and speaking about Palestine-Israel issues, he directs research for children's services in the US and Europe.  He received his MA from the University of Chicago.

Professor Yigal Bronner is an activist in Ta'ayush: Arab-Jewish Partnership, a conscientious objector who was imprisoned for refusing to serve in occupied Palestine, and an active parent in Hand in Hand, a Jewish-Arab elementary school in Jerusalem. Dr. Bonner currently teaches South Asian languages at the University of Chicago.

Emily Hauser is an American-Israeli writer and speaker. She has regularly placed commentary regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in major American dailies, such as the Chicago Tribune.  She received her MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.

Rev. Said Aliabouni served as Director for Europe and Middle East Program in the Global Mission Unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) from 1997-2007. He is presently serving as Senior Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in La Grange, Illinois.

 

Recorded Thursday, June 07, 2007 at International House.