Thabit, Robert W. 1924-

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Thabit, Robert W. 1924-


Born September 26, 1924, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Abdallah (a merchant) and Shukrie (a real estate investor) Thabit; married Afifeh Vivian Diab (died February 5, 1998); children: Allen, Mona. Ethnicity: "American-Arab." Education: Brooklyn College (now of the City University of New York), B.A., 1949; New York University, LL.B., 1952, LL.M., 1953. Religion: Antiochian Orthodox.


Home—Brooklyn, NY. Office—Law Office, 259 86th St., Brooklyn, NY 11209; fax: 718-748-7041.


Admitted to Bar of the State of New York, 1952, and to practice before Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts, 1971; attorney, 1952—. Legal advisor to Islamic Cultural Center of New York City, 1966—, and Arab Student Aid International, 1995—; National Association of Arab Americans, cofounder and former president, 1982; American Aid for Arab Refugees, cofounder and past president; legal advisor to Arab and African missions to the United Nations and to foreign governments, 1966—; member of News Circle advisory board. St. Nicholas Home, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, board member and general counsel, 1982—.


International Progress Organization (permanent representative to United Nations, 1983—), American Bar Association, American Foreign Law Association, Middle East Institute.


(With Khalil I. Matar) Lockerbie and Libya: A Study in International Relations, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2004.



Middle East Journal, spring, 2004, Ronald Bruce St. John, review of Lockerbie and Libya: A Study in International Relations, p. 307.