Yousef Munayyer Named Palestine Center Executive Director

Yousef Munayyer Named Palestine Center Executive Director

Contact: Yousef Munayyer
(202) 338-1290

WASHINGTON, D.C. (24 September 2009) – The Jerusalem Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Yousef Munayyer as Executive Director of The Fund and its educational program, the Palestine Center. His appointment became official on 24 September 2009.

Mr. Munayyer comes to The Jerusalem Fund from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) where he served in multiple capacities over the last 5 years. While at ADC, Munayyer worked as a Special Assistant to the President, Communications Director and a Policy Analyst. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. His research is focused on political conflict, interstate and domestic conflict as well as ethnic cleansing and political repression. He frequently writes on matters of foreign policy in the Arab and Muslim world and civil rights and liberties issues. His Op-Eds have appeared in numerous national newspapers such as theWashington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has been sought for comment on various national and international media outlets.

Dr. Subhi Ali, Chairman of the Board of Directors said “We are very pleased to have Mr. Munayyer join the staff team of The Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center. His notable experience in increasingly responsible roles at ADC will help him lead our staff to excellence in carrying the mission of our organization.”

Yousef Munayyer said “I look forward to taking on this great responsibility in leading The Jerusalem Fund along with its dedicated board and talented staff. Together, we hope to develop and strengthen this organization so that we can continue to advance its noble mission.”

Established in 1977, The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is an independent non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. The Fund provides humanitarian relief to the Palestinian people, educational outreach to the American public and showcases the vibrant, rich culture of Palestine and the Arab world. For more information,

Munayyer can be reached by phone at (202) 338-1290 or by email

The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that maintains three programs. The Palestine Center hosts educational briefings and publishes analysis of the Palestinian experience and U.S. policy in the region. The Humanitarian Link provides short-term grants on a quarterly basis to humanitarian organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and surrounding refugee camps. The Jerusalem Fund Gallery hosts art exhibits, workshops, film screenings, concerts and more that showcase the rich artistic heritage of the region.