Mediators of Palestine
Ambassador Amal Jadou is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Expatriates of the State of Palestine. Prior to this position, she served as a Deputy Minister on European Affairs and head of the European Department, as well as Deputy Chief of the Palestinian Mission in Washington, DC. Between 2006-2009, Ambassador Jadou served as the Director-General of the International Affairs Department at the Office of the President of Palestine. In that capacity, she served as a close aide to the president on international relations and focused a lot on relations with the United States. Ms. Jadou also served as Director General of the US Desk at the Council of Ministers of the State of Palestine where she worked on enhancing bilateral relations with the US. Ambassador Jadou was born in Bethlehem. She hold a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and was a graduate fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiations. Her Ph.D. Dissertation was on “Regime Analysis”: An Alternative to Traditional Explanations of the Failure of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (1993-2000) where she explored the mediation role of the subsequent US administrations in resolving the Palestinian Israeli conflict. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from Birzeit University. She speaks three languages; Arabic, English and Hebrew. Ambassador Jadou was decorated in July 2018 with “the Lady Star of the Night” Medal from the Italian President Sergio Mattarella, for her role in strengthening the Palestinian-Italian bilateral relations.
Vice President for International Relations (AAUP) and Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy and Strategic Planning at the Arab American University in Palestine since 2015. Dalal is a weekly columnist at AlQuds Newspaper since 2016. She served as advisor of Strategic Communications at the PMO 2017-18. She served as the senior policy consultant for writing the Human Development Report UNDP for Palestine in 2015. Dalal taught at the faculty of law and Public Administration at Birzeit University between 2011-12. Dalal was elected President of the Diplomatic Academy of London Students’ Association in 2003. She was also a member of the students’ council at the University of Jordan in 2001. Dalal is passionate about bringing change into the Palestinian society through education, she is passionate about improving Palestinian Diplomacy and better brand Palestine. Dalal IRIQAT has a PhD in Public Administration from Paris I Sorbonne 2011, A Masters degree in Diplomatic Studies from Westminster University in London 2004 and a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Jordan 2003.