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

Ghassan Khatib, MA Biography

Title:
Palestinian Authority Minister of Planning and the Co-founder and Director of BitterLemons.org
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The premise on which the peace process has been based is the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital. This is also an integral part of what has become known as Bush’s vision for the future of the Middle East, i.e., two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side. This political vision is one of the fundamental bases for the implementation of a future solution based on international legality that calls for Palestinian self determination in an independent state in the territories occupied in the 1967 war.”

“Vital for Peace,” BitterLemons.org, July 18, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Palestinian Authority Minister of Planning
  • Palestinian Authority Minister of Labor, 2002
  • Signatory of a statement criticizing the Palestinian Authority’s arrest of leftist activists, December 2001
  • Involved in the Washington Negotiations, 1991-1993
  • Member of the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid Peace process, 1991
  • Co-founder and Director (w/ Yossi Alpher) of BitterLemons.org
  • Director of the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center
  • Director of the Institute of Modern Media, Al Quds University, Jerusalem
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Israel-Palestine Journal
  • President of the Board of Directors of the Arab Development Center
  • Palestinian People’s Party representative to the Palestinian Authority
Education:
  • MA, Development Studies, Manchester University, U.K.
  • BA, Economics and Business Administration, Birzeit University, West Bank
  • Pursuing a PhD in Middle East Politics, University of Durham, U.K.
Other:
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