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Yousef Munayyer

Scholar and Advocate for Palestinian Rights

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Date of Birth:


Lydd, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Prominent Voice in Middle East Policy Analysis

Brief bio

Yousef Munayyer is a Palestinian-American scholar, writer, and political analyst, recognized for his deep insights into Middle East affairs, especially regarding Palestinian rights and U.S. foreign policy. His scholarly work and advocacy have positioned him as a key commentator on issues affecting Palestinians and the broader Middle East.

Major Milestones


  • Academic Credentials: Earned a Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, with prior degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Executive Leadership: Served as the Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights and directed The Jerusalem Fund and its educational program, the Palestine Center.

  • Prominent Scholar and Analyst: Recognized for his contributions to major U.S. newspapers and frequent appearances on national and international media discussing Middle East policy.

  • Advocacy and Public Speaking: Regularly speaks on Middle East issues at various universities and policy panels, providing critical perspectives on Palestinian rights and regional politics.

  • Influential Publications: Has authored numerous articles and policy analyses that have shaped discussions around Palestinian rights and U.S.-Middle East relations.

  • Influential Writing: Munayyer's articles and policy analyses frequently appear in prestigious platforms, influencing public and academic discourse on Middle East affairs.

  • Policy Advocacy: Through his roles at various think tanks, Munayyer has advocated for a nuanced understanding of Palestinian rights and challenges in the Israeli Occupation of Palestine...See More

  • Educational Impact: His academic and public lectures have helped educate a broad audience on the complexities of Middle East politics and the plight of the Palestinian people.

  • Media Presence: Regularly featured in media, providing balanced and informed perspectives that contribute to a broader understanding of Middle East issues...See More

  • Community Engagement: Actively involved in community outreach, helping to inform and engage the public in dialogue around critical issues facing the Middle East and Palestinian-American communities.

Date of Last Update: 
June 26, 2024

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