OCCUPATION: Israeli diplomat
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Having served as a professor, ambassador, author, and foreign minister, the Oxford-trained historian is a proponent of peace, promoting the idea of negotiating a cease-fire with Hamas to begin soothing the bitter tensions in the Middle East.
CON: Suggesting talks with Hamas means he'll have to smooth some bitter tensions within Israel first. And despite endless rounds of talks, resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict seems unlikely in our lifetime.
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