Last updated on: 9/22/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Ahmed Qurei Biography

Title:
Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA/PNA)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“We discussed with Mr. Powell about the Roadmap and the implementation of the Roadmap, hoping that it will be from now up to the end of 2005. We have enough time to finish the negotiations and to have a Palestinian state according to President Bush’s vision, which means that a Palestinian state in 2005 – and according to the Roadmap, also, that the Palestinian state will be in 2005. I think, I believe, that we still have the time, with the support of the United States, with the support of President Bush, with the support of the Quartet, I believe that we can achieve this goal.”

“Remarks with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei,” Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan, May 15, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Prime Minister, Palestinian Authority, 2003-2006
  • Speaker, Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), 1996
  • Chief Palestinian delegate to the secret negotiations which led to the Oslo Declaration of Principles, 1993
  • Mediated between “external” and official Palestinian delegation during the Madrid Conference, 1991
  • Member, Fatah Central Committee, 1989-present
  • Head of the Economic Department of the Executive Committee of the PLO, 1983
  • Came to prominence within the PLO, Mid-1970s
  • Member of the Fatah wing of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Late-1960s
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Also popularly known as Abu Ala