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