Wallace Edward Brand, JDThe writer is an alumnus of Harvard and UCLA.
This ad appears in the Harvard Crimson today:
Students at Harvard should know that there are actually three solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
First there is a "one [Arab majority] state" solution, in which the Jewish Israelis would become unwelcome guests in their own National Home, and the Jews in the Diaspora, such as in Toulouse, lose the only place on earth they could go to and not be in a minority.
The second is a "two state [temporary] solution" in which the interim solution would result in the loss of much Jewish and Christian heritage and in the long run would end up as the one [Arab majority] state solution.
The third is one lawful Jewish state based on the San Remo Agreement of 1920 that established the British Mandate for Palestine. It granted the Jews exclusive collective political rights to Palestine, in trust, to vest when the Jews had attained a population majority.
These three solutions are outlined at: http://israelagainstterror.blogspot.com/2012/03/salubrius-three-possible.html
The details of the San Remo agreement are also on line in a two part op ed that can be seen at:
Part 1: /Articles/Article.aspx/11408
Part 2: /Articles/Article.aspx/11412
Debunking the Palestine Lie" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ByJb7QQ9U
It is likely that HLS Professor Alan Dershowitz will sponsor a conference at Harvard on a two state temporary solution. Will he permit discussion of the third option at his conference?
The three solutions are like the three legs of a stool. With only the first two, it will appear that you will get strong arguments in favor of both, but not much balance. Here is a critical review of the two state temporary solution: http://israelagainstterror.blogspot.com/2012/03/remember-quraysh.html
Also, it would be helpful to look at what Dr. Daniel Pipes has uncovered about Yassir Arafat and the treaty of Hudibyah, a two-tribe solution that went sour. http://www.danielpipes.org/316/al-hudaybiya-and-lessons-from-the-prophet-muhammads and
If Harvard is a free and open marketplace of ideas, demand a conference where all three solutions are discussed by genuine proponents and opponents.
Wallace Edward Brand, HLS '57 firstname.lastname@example.org