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Nasser al-Kidwa, DDS Biography

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

“We look forward to enjoying a dignified life like all other peoples of the world; we look forward to our right to self-determination and national independence; we look forward to building our institutions and to having democracy as a way of life and as a means of governance; we look forward to a peace based on two States, Palestine and Israel, in conformity with the 1949 Armistice Line, and on a just, agreed-upon solution for the Palestine refugees in accordance with resolution 194.”

“Foreign Minister Nasser al-Kidwa’s Statement to the UN General Assembly,” www.nad-plo.org, Sep. 22, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Former Palestinian representative to the United Nations
  • Member Fatah-RC, 1989
  • Member Palestine Liberation Orgainization-CC, 1981
  • Member Palestinian National Council, 1975
  • Executive member of the Palestinian Red Crescent, 1970s
  • Member Fatah, 1969
Education:
  • DDS, Cairo University, 1979
Other:
  • Nephew of the late Yasser Arafat