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Emil Jarjoui

Emil Jarjoui

Sector : Public Figures , Public Figures

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1935
  • Age : 80
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Born in Jerusalem on 21 July 1935 to a Christian family; received an M.B.B.Ch. from Ein Shams University, Cairo in 1963; joined the Jordanian Army for two years (1964-66) as Captain in the Medical Services; worked as a General Practitioner in different clinics and with the Lutheran World Federation, Jerusalem, from 1965-68; went to England and received a D.Ch. from London University, UK, in 1970; became member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK; received pediatric training at hospitals in London and Scotland; since 1970, member of the Arab Medical Association and of the Knights of Lazarus; returned and became resident pediatrician at the Spafford Center in Jerusalem’s Old City from 1974-79; serves as head of the Pediatric Dept. of the Greek Catholic Patriarchate Center in Jerusalem since 1979; became Assistant Medical Director of the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem in 1982 and Medical Director soon after, serving until 2002; Board member of the Middle East Council of Churches since 1986; is also a member of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches; served as Pres. of the Jerusalem Society for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation; was elected PLC member for Jerusalem (Fateh) in the Jan. 1996 elections (through the Christian quota); is a member of the PLO Exec. Committee since 1996 and the PNC since 1997, serving as head of the Christian Affairs portfolio; serves also as head of PLO Health portfolio in Jerusalem; led the talks with the Vatican that resulted in the signing of an accord to normalize relations between the PA and Roman Catholic churches in Jerusalem in 2000; is Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem and Chairman of the East Jerusalem Hospital Forum; was re-elected PLC member (Fateh, Jerusalem) in the 2006 elections (Christian quota), Died of a heart attack in Jerusalem on Nov 23, 2007, at the age of 72.

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