Afif Safieh


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Afif Safieh (born 4 May 1950) is a Palestinian diplomat. He was most recently the Palestinian ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Safieh was born in Jerusalem in 1950 to a Christian family. As a child, he attended school in Jerusalem's College Des Frères. In 1972, he obtained a degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He... more »

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  • ''The tormenting dilemma of the Middle East is this: either we have one people too many, or one state too few.''
    Afif Safieh, Palestinian diplomat, London representative of PLO. Quoted by Neal Ascherson in Independent on Sunday (London, March 3, 1991).
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