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Ghaith al-Omari

Senior Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Palestinians, Arab and Islamic Politics, Arab-Israeli Relations, Peace Process

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Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship, is the former executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine. He served as advisor to the negotiating team during the 1999–2001 permanent-status talks in addition to holding various other positions within the Palestinian Authority.



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  • Arabic

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