Researcher Jihan Ahmed Saleh, student of the Conflict Resolution and Development Program at Arab American University Faculty of Graduate Studies, defended her thesis on “Jerusalem in the Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations”.
In her thesis, she discussed Jerusalem in the Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations since Madrid Conference in 1991 until the date of writing the study and these negotiations repercussions on Jerusalem’s geopolitical reality and future. Highlighting, local and regional conditions and changes that led Palestine Liberation Organization to join the peace process with “Israel”. Pointing, this study is important for discussing one of the toughest final status issues in the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations. Jerusalem city is central for the Arab-Israeli conflict for its religious and national importance.
By the end, the committee of thesis supervisor and head of committee Dr. Mufid Qsum, Arab American University internal examiner Dr. Ayman Yousef and external examiner from An-Najah University Dr. Abdul Satar Qasem, decided to give Jihan Saleh a Master Degree.