Said T. Khoury

Said T. Khoury is currently Chairman and President of Consolidated Contractors Group of Companies (CCC Group) and still runs its day to day operations.

He servers on several boards, notably the Arab Monetary Fund, of which he is the Governor. He also holds the following positions:


  • The Palestinian Businessmen Organisation
  • The International Business Group
  • The Palestine Electric Company, Gaza
  • The Board of Trustees of the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy-MIFTAH
  • The Palestinian Student Fund, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Honorary Chairman of Al Sakakini Cultural Centre
  • Co-Chairman of the Welfare Association, Geneva

Member of the Board of Trustees

  • The Bethlehem Foundation-Washington, D.C.
  • The Institute of Palestinian Studies-Beirut, Lebanon
  • The Greek Orthodox Archidiocese of Antioch in Western & Central Europe.

Member of the Board of Directors of:

  • Interaudi Bank, New York
  • Canvest Corporation N.V. Canada
  • Intergulf Company-Canada
  • Arab Life & Accident Insurance Co. Jordan
  • Jerusalem Development & Investment Co. Ltd. (JEDICO)
  • CCC Oman

Said Khoury holds a Legion of Merit from the President of Lebanon as well as many other Medals of Merit and Honour from different parts of the World.

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Israel Provoked This War

There seems to be near-universal agreement in the United States with President Barack Obama’s observation that Israel, like every other country, has the right and obligation to defend its citizens from threats directed at them from beyond its borders.

But this anodyne statement does not begin to address the political and moral issues raised by Israel’s bombings and land invasion of Gaza: who violated the cease-fire agreement that was in place since November 2012 and whether Israel’s civilian population could have been protected by nonviolent means that would not have placed Gaza’s civilian population at risk. As of this writing, the number killed by the Israel Defense Forces has surpassed 600, the overwhelming majority of whom are noncombatants.

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