Foreign Affairs Minister at the Palestinian National Authority
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"A binational state is a disaster... The position of the Palestinian Authority is to have a two state solution... and we have been fighting to have an independent Palestinian state next to the State of Israel. We want to live as an independent, sovereign state of Palestine next to the State of Israel. And we don't want to be part of a state with Israel. A binational state is a disaster to Israel and it is a disaster to us."
Oral presentation, The Peres Center for Peace, Mar. 29, 2011
Experts Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consul Generals, heads of government, heads of major government organizations, members of legislative bodies, and PhD's with significant involvement in, or related to, the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Foreign Affairs Minister, 13th Government, Palestinian National Authority, 2007-present
Professor and Civil Engineering Department Head, Birzeit University (West Bank), 1981-1996
Former Coordinator, Arab Program to Support and Develop Democracy
Former Minister of Information, Government Spokesperson, and Foreign Affairs Minister, 12th Government, Palestinian National Authority
Former Community Development Founder and Head, Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy and Community Development (Panorama)
PhD, Civil Engineering, American University
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Awarded the Italian Peace Prize (Lombardi) in 2005