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Osama Fawzi

Osama Fawzi

Sector : Media, Journalists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1949
  • Age: 74
  • Curriculum vitae :


Osama Fawzi is an American-Jordanian journalist of Palestinian origin, and the founder of the Arab Times magazine, which is published in the United States of America. He was born in 1949 in Jordan, grew up and lived there until 1975, when he moved to work in the United Arab Emirates, and then immigrated to America. He began writing in high school, and his style was initially characterized by ordinary criticism, and he developed into the stage of satirical literary and political criticism.

Osama Fawzi was born in one of the areas belonging to the Jordanian army in the city of Zarqa, to a family whose roots go back to the town of Tarshiha in Palestine. He studied in the Jordanian military culture schools and was the first in all the military culture schools in the Kingdom in the general secondary exams. He continued his studies in the Arabic language department at the University of Jordan. He graduated from it in 1973 and obtained a master's degree in journalism. After that, he worked as a teacher in the schools of the Kingdom, then he obtained a work contract in the Emirates and moved to it in 1975 and remained there until 1984, when he was forced to leave abroad and settle in his travels in the United States, where he resided in the city of Houston, located in the state of Texas, in the winter of 1984. Osama began in his stages The first was to write for Jordanian and Iraqi magazines and newspapers such as Al-Turath Al-Shaabi magazine, Afaq and other Iraqi newspapers, in which he continued to write until the time of his travel to the United States of America. The late 1980s and early 1990s with a group of articles that were published as cover topics, which was the reason for the fame of the Surakia magazine. He continued to publish in Surakia until 1986, when he established the Arab Times magazine.

His work is in the United Arab Emirates
He moved to the Arab Emirates to reside in the city of Al-Ain. He worked in teaching and journalism, and was appointed head of the media department in the Curriculum Department. He criticized the educational curricula used in the Emirates, where he dealt with the shortcomings of Emirati education in more than thirty articles that he published in some local and Gulf newspapers, and also mentioned the subject in an interview. Because of his criticism, he was subjected to a transfer from the head of the media department in the Educational Curriculum Department to a teacher in an elementary school, and when he decided to resign, a decision came to appoint him as a media advisor at the Emirates University, and the decision came by the university director at the time, Muhammad Nuri, but the appointment decision was not made. And Fawzi remained without an official job for a year, as he was getting money for his writings in some Arab newspapers, especially the Iraqi ones, then he was given 48 hours to leave the Emirates, which forced him to immigrate to the United States of America. Osama published his experience in the Emirates in a book entitled (Ten Years of Journalism in the Al Nahyan Species).

fight it
Osama Fawzi mentioned that he was subjected to many pressures that amounted to an attempted physical assassination, and among these pressures, everything he had collected for five years of his work in the United Arab Emirates was stolen and accused by the Emirati intelligence, as well as he was beaten in the office of one of his friends by a person who had asked a friend Doctor to bring him together. He was defamed by a Jordanian newspaper, where he was accused of being a spy of Jewish origin. In his place of residence in the city of Houston, he was subjected to an assassination attempt in 1998 at eight o'clock in the evening, but the one who was injured was his son Nidal, who was driving the car instead of him.

His writings
He authored many printed and unprinted books and a large number of articles in which he spoke in a sarcastic manner and documented them in documents, some of which he obtained and others through his personal experience, as he was an eyewitness to them. Among his books:

critical opinions. The Economic Press, Amman, Jordan 1974, in which he analyzed the Jordanian critical period, issues of contemporary Jordanian poetry, the Jordanian theater, the Jordanian short story, and the subject of Tayseer Spool's suicide.
Articles in Literary Criticism - Dar Al-Jahiz - Baghdad - 1979.
An Introduction to the Jordanian Short Story - Beirut - Fikr Publications - 1981.
Articles on Folklore in the Emirates - Abu Dhabi - 1981.
Traditional Medicine in the Emirates - Al Ain - 1981.
Ten years in the Al Nahyan rackets - London - 1991.
Memoirs of a Tramp - London.
Ten years of journalism in the Al Nahyan clubs 1993 - London.
Thoughts of a former Jordanian citizen. A huge book consisting of 94 chapters dealing with political matters.
Memoirs of an eyewitness in the Emirates. A book of 39 chapters dealing with some of his personal experience during the period he resided in the Arab Emirates.
Palestinian concerns. A book of 49 chapters in which he talks about matters related to Palestine and the Palestinian cause in its social, cultural and political forms.
Articles on religion... and the world. A book consisting of 31 chapters in which he talks about his opinion on some religious issues and fatwas issued by clerics.
Why did you decide to immigrate to America? A book of 23 chapters that talks about the reasons for the writer's emigration, his experience, and his comparison between the country in which he was residing and the new country of residence.
Hashemites and women. A book of 21 chapters that talks about some family relationships in the royal family in Jordan.
Rulers and women
Short works in the form of separate articles
Recalling the popular heritage in Emirati literary works.
Arab cultural magazines prevailed and then vanished.
The other side of Dr. Issa Al-Naouri in his letters to Osama Fawzi.
Drama of the literary movement in Jordan.
A reading in Diwan Six Attias by Dr. Fawaz Touqan.
Reading in the book Three Signs by Farouk Wadi.
Reading in Sakakini book by Youssef Haddad.
A reading in Al-Ghajar's Diwan by Ali Foda.
A reading in “A Mustachioed Cat Named Reese.”
Reading and presentation of the book “Songs of Labor and Workers in Palestine.”
Presentation and criticism of “The Intellectual Conflict in Syrian Literature” by Anton Saadeh.
Theater in the Emirates.
The drama of the literary movement in the Emirates.
Between the stories of Samhan and the songs of Soudah.
Drama of the literary movement in Jordan.
Arab cultural magazines prevailed and then vanished.
Theatrical movement in the Emirates and the media.
The other side of Dr. Issa Al-Naouri in his letters to Osama Fawzi.
On writers' suicide.
Folded pages of literature Tasalak.
Reading critical books about the Palestinian novel.
Introduction to Plagiarism.
political song.
Literary and cultural publications in the Emirates.
Al-Babous in Language and Literature.
Youth literature in the Emirates.
Presentation of a book by Abdul Aziz al-Maqaleh.
Criticism of the book “On Literature and Criticism” by Ibrahim Khalil.
Presentation of the book "How to Reconsider Chebbi".
On the authority of the writer Adnan Ali Khaled.
The art of satire and the story of the "Endbury" collection.
Defamation of literary criticism.
Folk medicine in the Emirates.
A lesson in language and grammar on Al-Fuss and Nabil Shaath.
Educational studies.
Articles 1979 - 1986
Articles and educational studies written by Osama Fawzi between 1979 and 1986 and published in several Arab newspapers and magazines, as well as presented on television programmes:

How is teacher competence measured?
Arabic reading books for primary grades.
Read the first educational study of its kind.
Extracurricular Activity Materials - Introduction.
Extra-curricular activity materials (definition).
Private lessons are an educational disease.
Educational policy project (first episode).
Educational policy project (second episode).
Curriculum development.
An educational book sounds the alarm.
of teaching methods in the UAE.
of teaching methods in the UAE.
Children's journalism between reality and ambition.
The phenomenon of leakage among students.
Administrative foundations of educational training programs.
reading skills
Thoughts about kindergarten.
Conflict between mentors and teachers.
Comprehensive school.
About Al-Ghazali.
Educational theory of Ibn Khaldun.
Adult education and literacy.
Objectives of teaching Arabic at the primary stage.
Objectives of teaching Arabic in the preparatory stage.
Objectives of teaching Arabic at the secondary level.
The objectives of teaching the Arabic language and the paradoxes of the linguistic term.
Value orientation in Arabic textbooks.
One of the dangers of patching school books in the Emirates.
School press.
The dilemma of spelling in curricula and textbooks.
Lexicon of Arabic reading by Nimr Sarhan.
Educational public opinion in the Arab world.
History science in textbooks.
Hamza problem.
Employing the tale and language dictionaries in the primary stage.
Child psychology in kindergarten.
Sandwich breeding.
Poor academic achievement.


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