Last updated on: 12/9/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Mahmoud Khalifa, PhD Biography

Title:
Deputy Minister of Information for the Palestinian National Authority
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“This case [Sokolow v. PLO et al] is just the latest attempt by hardline anti-peace factions in Israel to use and abuse the U.S. legal system to advance their narrow political and ideological agenda: to block the two state solution, advance the illegal settlements in our land, continue to attack and divert the PLO and PNA’s limited resources from needed services and programs for our people, and to distract the public from the everyday inequities and injustices Palestinians face, and which we try to address through a proper legal framework. The decision is a tragic disservice to the millions of Palestinians who have invested in the democratic process and the rule of law in order to seek justice and redress their grievances, and to the international community which has invested so much in financial and political capital in a two-state solution in which the PLO and PNA are paramount.”

“Statement from Dr. Mahmoud Khalifa, Deputy Minister of Information, Palestinian National Authority, in Response to Today’s Decision by the Jury in the Case of ‘Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization et al‘ (February 23, 2015),” dci.plo.ps, Feb. 23, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Deputy Minister of Information, Palestinian National Authority
  • Former General Director, Publications Department, Ministry of Information, Palestinian National Authority
Education:
  • PhD, school unknown
Other:
  • Also referred to as Mahmoud Khalefa
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Palestinian Authority (PA) or Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Commit Acts of Terrorism?