H. E. Fuad Karim Saliba KOKALY

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Palestine in Romania



Marital Status

Married with three children

Date of birth

04 December 1962

Place of birth

Beit Sahour, Palestine


Bethlehem University, Palestine – 1993

B.A. in Social Work and Minor in Psychology

Work Experience

September 2014 - Present Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Romania

January 2006 - Current Elected PLC Member (Palestinian Legislative Council)

Key Positions

Member of the executive committee of the Arab Christian Orthodox Council in Palestine

Chairman of  Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisan

Chairman of Palestinian Wildlife Society

Board member of Alternative Tourism Group


Arabic: Native Language

English: Good Writing and Speaking

In Jerusalem’s Old City, in the words of Mahmoud Darwish, you can walk from one age to the next, from one time to another, all within the same sacred geography. Geographically, geopolitically, mystically, Palestine is the heart, the conscience of the world, still beating, despite having been so deeply stabbed. By way of Jaffa Gate, take the Damascus Road and look for the spice market, where you will find all the flavors of the world, as I would do as a child, holding my father’s hand. Drink a cup of fresh pomegranate juice, when you rest your feet. Wonder at the coexistence of the three great religions, which I assure you, is nowhere to be seen on television. Step carefully into the invisible layer of the Eternal Jerusalem, which the public sphere has failed to capture, perhaps because it is incapable of conveying it through words and signs, but also perhaps because it fails to do its vital soul justice. If you do so, you will give yourselves the means to understand everything.

Excerpt from The last siege of Jerusalem, Dilema Veche, June 2017 H.E. Fuad Kokaly



11 Cpt Aviator Gheorghe Marasoiu street, 1st District, Bucharest, Romania

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