Ghassan Khatib

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Mr Ghassan Khatib "is minister of labor in the Palestinian Authority. He previously taught cultural studies at Birzeit University, and served as Director of the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center, which specializes in research, opinion polling and media affairs. He was a member of the Palestinian delegation for the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference in 1991 and the subsequent bilateral negotiations in Washington from 1991-93. He has an MA in Development Studies from Manchester University in the UK, and is completing his PhD in Middle East Politics at the University of Durham, UK. Before his apointment as minister, Khatib served on the boards of the Democracy and Workers Rights Center, Ramallah; the Friends School, Ramallah; the Israel-Palestine Journal, Jerusalem; and Palestinian Politics, Nablus." [1]

"Mr. Khatib is the Director of the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, a non-governmental organization that conducts public opinion polls and provides media support to journalists in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

"A long-time advocate of Palestinian-Israeli dialogue, Mr. Khatib is the Co-founder and Director of, a Palestinian-Israeli Internet-based political magazine. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Israel-Palestine Journal, a political journal offering Palestinian and Israeli perspectives.

"Mr. Khatib is the President of the Board of Directors of the Arab Development Center, an agricultural development organization; a member of the Advisory Board of Palestinian Politics; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Democracy and Worker's Rights Center and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Friends Schools in Palestine.

"He was a lecturer at Birzeit University’s Cultural Studies Program." [1]

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  1. Meet the New Palestinian Authority Cabinet, Palestine Media Center, accessed July 7, 2007.