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Issam Mufid Nashashibi

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1951
  • Age: 66
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Born in Jerusalem on 9 Aug. 1951; spent his childhood in Jerusalem until the family moved to Kuwait in 1963; was denied to return after the 1967 War; received a BSc in Electrical Engineering from King’s College, University of London, in 1974; while studying, headed the Arab student organization in London in the early 1970s; then worked in Kuwait as an electrical engineer until leaving to the US to pursue his higher education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, graduating with an MBA in 1979; worked for several firms, incl.

Chase Manhattan Bank, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Arthur Young & Company, and Arthur Andersen & Co., sometimes with postings abroad (e.g., Australia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Egypt); became a naturalized US citizen; founded his own financial services firm, American Fund Transfer Group, in 1992; was a fierce proponent of Palestinian rights and other human rights causes, and a strong promoter of the Palestinian right of return; was active with the Americans for Middle East Understanding (AMEU); Board member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; from its inception in 1995, US-based Director of the ‘Deir Yassin Remembered’ project (, an organization dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 1948 Deir Yassin massacres; frequent freelance writer on Middle East issues (at times writing under the nickname Masai Kenyata); died of a heart attack in his home in Atlanta, Georgia, on 28 Aug. 2003.


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