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Moscow: gateway to peace in the Middle East

Senior Advisor to the Palestinian National Authority president, Nabeel Shaath

1938 - Born in Safad, Palestine
1958 - Graduates, Alexandria University, Egypt
1961 - Receives Masters, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.
1965 - Receives PhD in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.
1976 - Starts Team International, the First Multi-Arab Consulting Company
1994 - Minister of International Co-Operation and Planning, Palestinian Authority
2003 - Foreign Minister, Palestinian Authority
2003 - Senior advisor to Mahmoud Abbas
2005 - Acting Prime Minister, Palestinian Authority
2006 - President, Palestinian Side, Palestinian Russian Commission

At the recent Arab League summit in Damascus, the leaders of Arab states supported Russia’s initiative to hold an international conference on the Middle East peace settlement in Moscow. But what are the prospects of peace between Palestine and Israel, when Palestine itself is sinking into a civil war? To answer this question, we’re talking to Senior Advisor to the Palestinian National Authority president, Nabeel Shaath.