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ADC Convention Sept 21 – 24, 2017

September 21 - September 24

Israeli Knesset Deputy Speaker Ahmad Tibi addresses ADC Sunday Luncheon for Palestine Sept. 24, 2017
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ADC Convention Sept 21 – 24, 2017

Ahmad Tibi, the deputy speaker of the Israel Knesset will be the keynote speaker at the Sunday Palestine Luncheon during this year’s 37th Annual convention of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

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This year, we are honored to announced that the Keynote Speaker for the ADC Palestine Luncheon will be Dr. Ahmad Tibi, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset (Israeli parliament). Born in the Arab city of Tayibe in central Israel in 1958, Dr. Tibi graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a medical degree.

Every year, the ADC National Convention closes with the  Sunday Palestine Luncheon, a testament to our commitment to securing the rights and well-being of the Palestinian people. The Luncheon will be held on September 24, 2017, starting at 12:30 P.M. at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Admission to the luncheon is included as part of the ADC Convention Registration. Click here now register for the Convention! 

Prior to his election to the Knesset, Dr. Tibi was a political advisor to the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, and was part of the Palestinian delegation to the 1998 Wye River negotiations which secured partial Israeli withdrawals from parts of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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Dr. Tibi was first elected to the Knesset in 1999 and has served in every consecutive Knesset. Currently a member of the Joint List of Arab parties, Dr. Tibi serves on the Knesset House Committee and Finance Committee in addition to his aforementioned role as Deputy Speaker.

Dr. Tibi is one of the most outspoken advocates of Arab rights inside the Knesset. In 2008, he established a Parliamentary inquiry committee for promoting Arab employment in the Israeli public sector, where Arabs are greatly underrepresented. Dr. Tibi’s passionate defense of the Arab minority has made him the most popular political among Arab citizens; conversely, it has made him a target for the Israeli right-wing. In 2003, right-wing MKs passed a motion banning Dr. Tibi from standing for office in the upcoming election. The motion was overruled by the Israeli Supreme Court.

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Israeli Knesset Deputy Speaker Ahmad Tibi addresses ADC Sunday Luncheon for Palestine Sept. 24, 2017

Israeli Knesset Deputy Speaker Ahmad Tibi addresses ADC Sunday Luncheon for Palestine Sept. 24, 2017

Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 10:45AM – 12:00PM at Marriot Wardman Park Hotel

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | September 13, 2017 – ADC is pleased to announced that Dr. Riyad H. Mansour, State of Palestine Ambassador to the UN, will headline our Palestine Session at the ADC National Convention in an one-on-one conservation with Palestinian journalist and scholar Said Arikat on Palestine’s UN initiatives.

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Born in Ramallah to a refugee family, Dr. Riyad H. Mansour was appointed Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations (UN) in 2005; a title that was changed to State of Palestine in November 2012 after Palestine was admitted as a “non-Member Observer State” by the UN General Assembly. Dr. Mansour started his diplomatic career in 1983 as the Deputy Permanent Observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the UN.   Dr. Mansour moved to the U.S. in 1967 and obtained his Doctorate in Philosophy in Counseling from the University of Akron in Ohio in 1977.

Said Arikat is the Washington correspondent for the Palestinian newspaper Al Quds. For several years, he was the UN’s chief spokesman in Iraq. An adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C., he teaches courses on the role of media in society. Arikat is a frequent guest on news programs and on the lecture circuit in the U.S. and abroad.

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Afterwards, we invite Convention attendees to join us at our annual Palestine Luncheon and Awards Ceremony.

This year, we are honored to announce that the Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Ahmad Tibi, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset (Israeli parliament). Dr. Tibi was a political advisor to the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, and was part of the Palestinian delegation to the 1998 Wye River negotiations. First elected to the Knesset in 1999, he has served in every consecutive Knesset and is currently a member of the Joint List of Arab parties.

At the Luncheon, we will also be recognizing Palestinian rights activist, scholar and journalist Phyllis Bennis with the 2017 Rachel Corrie Award, an annual award given to a person who has shown dedication and commitment to a just and lasting peace in Palestine. This year’s award will be given to Ms. Bennis in recognition of her decades of honest reporting, activism, legal work, and advocacy in support of the Palestinian people.

Admission to the Panel and Luncheon is included in the ADC Convention registration.

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