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Ali Abunimah

Influential Palestinian-American Journalist

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Date of Birth:



Washington, D.C., United States

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Why Featured?

Advocacy for Palestinian rights and co-founding Electronic Intifada.

Brief bio

Ali Abunimah is a prominent Palestinian-American journalist and the co-founder of The Electronic Intifada, an online news publication focusing on Palestinian issues. He is a leading voice in advocating for Palestinian rights, utilizing digital media to amplify Palestinian narratives and challenge mainstream media's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Major Milestones


  • Co-Founding The Electronic Intifada (Year Not Provided): The establishment of The Electronic Intifada marks a pivotal milestone in Abunimah's career, offering a platform dedicated to covering Palestinian perspectives and issues. This independent online publication has become a crucial source of news and analysis for readers seeking in-depth coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian viewpoint...See More

  • Publication of "One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse" (2006): The release of this book, advocating for a single democratic state as a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, showcases Abunimah's bold vision for peace and justice in the region. It has contributed significantly to the discourse on potential resolutions to the longstanding impasse.

  • Award of the Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship (2013): Receiving this fellowship acknowledges Abunimah's contributions to cultural freedom and justice for Palestine. The Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural and intellectual life of society, highlighting Abunimah's impact beyond journalism into broader cultural activism.

  • Graduation from Princeton University and the University of Chicago (Dates Not Provided): His academic achievements at these prestigious institutions not only laid the groundwork for his analytical and critical approach to Middle Eastern politics but also positioned him as an authoritative voice on issues pertaining to Palestine and the broader Middle East.

  • Contribution of Foreword to "Against Apartheid" (2015): By contributing the foreword to "Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities," Abunimah further cemented his role as a key figure in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and the academic boycott of Israeli institutions. This work aligns with his broader efforts to challenge systemic injustices and promote human rights.

  • Advocacy Journalism: Abunimah's work through The Electronic Intifada has been pivotal in bringing Palestinian perspectives to a global audience.

  • Literary Contributions: His books and writings offer critical analyses of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and advocate for a one-state solution.

  • Digital Media Strategy: Utilizing digital platforms to circumvent traditional media gatekeepers, increasing the reach of Palestinian narratives.

  • Public Speaking: His engagements at universities, conferences, and panels around the world educate and mobilize support for Palestinian rights...See More

  • Mentorship: Supporting and mentoring upcoming journalists and activists interested in Palestinian issues.

Date of Last Update: 
April 2, 2024

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