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Jacques Chirac Biography

Title:
Former President of France
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“On the eve of the disengagement from Gaza, France stands alongside the Israeli people and the Palestinian people to ensure that, on the occasion of this historic decision, we see a revival, a renewal of the peace process within the framework of the Road Map, a process that should allow Israel to live in peace and security and the Palestinian people to build a State both viable and independent.”

Statement by Mr. Jacques Chirac on the occasion of his meeting with The Prime Minister of the State of Israel, July 27, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of France, 1995-2007
  • Mayor of Paris, 1977-1995
  • Grand-Croix de la Légion d’Honneur
  • Grand-Croix de l’Ordre National du Mérite
  • Croix de la Valeur Militaire
  • Médaille de l’Aéronautique (aerospace industry)
  • Chevalier du Mérite Agricole, des Arts et des Lettres, de l’Etoile Noire, du Mérite Sportif, du Mérite Touristique
  • Grand-croix du Mérite de l’Ordre Souverain de Malte (Grand Cross of the Merit of the Sovereign Order of Malta)
Education:
  • Paris Institute of Political Science
  • Harvard University, Summer Program
Other:
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