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Palestinian Rep to US: UN Move Helps "Keep Hope Alive" for Palestinians

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/series/monitor_breakfast Speaking to reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, Palestinian Representative to the US Maen Areikat explained Palestine's recent move for improved status at the United Nations as one designed to "keep hope alive" for the Palestinian people, and as a renewed opportunity for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. ----- On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, Palestinian Representative to the US Maen Areikat joined the Monitor Breakfast for a conversation with reporters. Maen Rashid Areikat is a Palestinian diplomat and present chief of the PLO Delegation in Washington DC. He was born in Jericho and obtained a B.Sc. in finance from Arizona State University in 1983 and MBA from Western International University in 1987. In 1993-1998 he worked as spokesman of the Orient House, then unofficial PLO headquarters in East Jerusalem. He started working for the Palestinian National Authority in 1998, first at the Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) while serving as its Director-General until March 2008. In 2008-2009 he served as Coordinator-General of NAD. In 2009 he was appointed chief of the PLO Delegation to the United States.
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