Palestinian to Speak on the Fate of Holy Land Christians

Maria Khoury and Bob Simon

Dr. Maria Khoury speaks to CBS News’ Bob Simon during a recent 60 Minutes interview.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Renowned Palestinian activist Maria Khoury, Ed. D. will speak to the State College community on Sunday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in 104 Thomas Building on the Penn State campus. Dr. Khoury is a decorated human rights champion and the author of several books and articles that have brought international awareness to the dwindling Christian population on the West Bank, despite it being the birthplace of Jesus. She is also well known for writing the popular “Christina” children book series.

Dr. Khoury is the wife of the mayor of Taybeh, the last remaining all-Christian village in the Palestinian occupied territories of Israel. She speaks from the perspective of being a woman, a mother, an Orthodox Christian, and a community builder with the specific purpose of improving living conditions for all those living behind a 430-mile long Israeli “security” wall, which critics have denounced as being akin to apartheid.

A prolific speaker, Dr. Khoury was recently featured on a 60 Minutes episode highlighting her cause. Q&A will follow the presentation.