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

Rifat Odeh Kassis Biography

Title:
President of the International Executive Council of Defence for Children
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“A single state is one which is democratic and secular. Not Jewish. Not Islamic. It will stand for justice and equality of all races and religions. It will accept and tolerate each religious community and accord each of them their right to practice and propagate their religion.”

“A One Democratic State Might Be THE Solution,” International Seminar on the Palestinian Struggle and Globalization, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of the International Executive Council of Defence for Children, 2006-present
  • International Coordinator and Project Manager of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), 2005-present
  • Executive Director of the East Jerusalem YMCA, 2000-2004
  • Founder of the Palestine Branch of the Defence for Children International, 1992
  • Member of Dan Church Aid
Education:
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Other:
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