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Yousef Munayyer
Yousef MunayyerMr. Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund and its educational program, The Palestine Center. Prior to joining the Palestine Center Munayyer served as a Policy Analyst for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the nationís largest Arab American membership organization.

His doctoral research focuses on political conflict, interstate and domestic conflict as well as the microfoundations of ethnic cleansing and political repression. He received his BA in Political Science and History from the University of Massachuetts-Amherst and MA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.

He frequently writes on matters of foreign policy in the Arab and Muslim world and civil rights and civil liberties issues in the United States. His Op-Eds have appeared regularly in numerous national newspapers such as the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer,, AlQuds Newspaper and others. He has been asked to comment on national and international media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Al-Jazeera English, C-Span, Air America Radio, CBS Radio and others.

He can be reached via E-mail at

For media inquires please call : 202-338-1290

Recent Publications by Mr. Munayyer:

July 20, 2010 - "Time to Crack Down on Settlement Funding" ( (Arabic via

June 22, 2010 - "A History of Impunity"

June 8, 2010 - "Gaza Blockade Legal? Hardly"

June 3, 2010 - "What Exactly is the Blockade of Gaza?"
  ( (Arabic via

June 1, 2010 - "Israel Raid on Flotilla: an Intentional Message to the World" (Christian Science Monitor)

May 27, 2010 - "Why is Israel Afraid of a Few Boats?"

May 21, 2010 - "Palestinian Non-Violence relies on global non-silence"
(The Guardian)

April 27, 2010 - "When Will Time Run Out for a Two-State Solution" (The Guardian)

April 21, 2010 - "Why Iran won't Attack Israel" (Los Angeles Times)

April 13, 2010 - "Ethnic Cleansing by Any Other Name"

April 7, 2010 - "The Centrality of Jerusalem" (Daily Star - Lebanon)

Mar 11, 2010 - "Welcome to Israel, Joe!"

Mar 3, 2010 - Gaza's Youth Not 'superfluous' (Boston Globe)

Feb 3, 2010 - "Development Out of Context" (The Guardian)

Jan 15, 2010 - "The Perpetual Process for Impossible Peace"

Jan 5, 2010 - "A Tale of Two Palestine"


Dec 27, 2009 - "Gaza, One Year On: the Palestinian Struggle Continues"

Dec 4, 2009 - "Israeli concession is no concession at all" (San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov 25, 2009 - "The Paucity of Hope"

Oct 30, 2009 - "Humanity Targeted in Gaza"

Oct 21, 2009 - "Whatever Bibi Wants, Bibi Gets" (

Oct 14, 2009 - "The Coming Intifada"

Oct 5, 2009 - "Palestinians Must Be Afforded Their Own Humanity"

Sep 25, 2009 - "Settlement Freeze is a Means to an End, Not an End in Itself"

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