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Palestinian Rep to US: UN Maneuver About Achieving "Parity" with Israel

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/series/monitor_breakfast On the 18th anniversary of the signing of the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, Palestinian Representative to the US Maen Areikat talked with reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast about the failed promise of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and explained Palestine's recent moves at the UN as an attempt to achieve diplomatic "parity" with Israel. ----- 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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