Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Geries S. Khoury, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Al-Liqa Center of Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he majority of Palestinians are ready for peace with Israel in return from the complete withdrawal from the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 and finding a just solution for the question of the refugees. I hope that Hamas will agree with this positing because other positing if it is not possible is impossible.”

“Palestinian Legislative Elections – 2006,” www,al-liqacenter.org.ps (accessed Sep. 14, 2015)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Dean, Theological Department, Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Ibilin (Israel), 2004-present
  • Member, Local Council, Fassouta Village, Galilee (Israel), 1983-present
  • Director, Al-Liqa Center of Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land (Jerusalem), 1982-present
  • Administrative Director, Notre Dam High School, Mi’ilia Village, Galilee (Israel), 2001-2004
  • Mayor, Fassouta Village, Galilee (Israel), 1996-2001
  • Assistant Professor in Cultural and Religious Studies, Bethlehem University (Palestine), 1981-1996
  • Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Philosophy, Napoli University (Italy), 1978-1980
Education:
  • PhD, Comparative Religious Studies, Gregorian University in Rome (Italy), 1980
  • PhD, Islamic Philosophy, Rome University (Italy), 1976
  • MA, Theology, Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome (Italy), 1975
  • BA, Theology, St. Thomas Aquinas University in Rome (Italy), 1974
  • BA, Philosophy, St. Thomas Aquinas University in Rome (Italy), 1972
Other:
  • Born in Fassouta, Israel in 1952
  • Full name is Geries Sa’ed Khoury
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the Significance of Jerusalem for Christians?