The Annapolis Meeting and its Impact on the Peace Process
Jibril Rajoub, Former Head of the Palestinian Preventative Security Service in the West Bank and National Security Advisor to President Arafat
This is a roundtable meeting and will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
Jibril Rajoub is a former head of Palestinian preventive security in the West Bank and has also been involved in negotiations on security issues with the Israelis. Mr Rajoub spent seventeen years in Israeli prisons and was released in an exchange of prisoners in 1985. Deported by Israel, Rajoub followed the PLO leadership into exile in Tunis and worked on coordinating the first Intifada as advisor to Fateh deputy leader Khalil al-Wazir and subsequently to Arafat. After the first Intifada, Rajoub was deported to Lebanon in 1988. Following the signing of the Oslo Accords, Rajoub returned to Palestine to serve as Head of Preventative Security in the West Bank between 1993 and 2002. In 2003, President Arafat appointed Jibril Rajoub National Security Advisor. Mr Rajoub is a member of the Revolutionary Council of the Fateh Movement and a member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC).
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The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.