Areikat: PLO Has 'No Plans' to Take Israel to Int'l Court

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Areikat: PLO Has 'No Plans' to Take Israel to Int'l Court

The Christian Science Monitor - St. Regis Hotel

On Monday, September 13, 2011, Palestinian Ambassador Maen Areikat joined the Monitor Lunch for a conversation with reporters.

Maen Rashid Areikat is the Palestinian Ambassador to Washington. Prior to his appointment to Washington, Mr. Areikat was bestowed the

rank of Ambassador by Chairman of the PLO and Palestinian National

Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Maen Areikat served for 11

years at the Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) of the PLO in

Ramallah, most recently as its Deputy Head and Coordinator-General

(2008-2009). Areikat first joined NAD in 1998, when it was headed by

current Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), and served as

its Director-General until March 2008. In addition to overseeing NAD's

day-to-day operations, Mr. Areikat was responsible for overseeing the

work of the Negotiations Support Unit (NSU), which provides legal,

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