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MNO Category of Palestinian People Profiles
Alphabetical listing of selected MNO Palestine People Profiles
Gaoudah Marqas Gaoudah Marqas
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities
Hikmat Masri Hikmat Masri
Businessman from Nablus; member of the Jordainian Parliament (Upper House) 1967-1971; elected to serve as PLO vice-president in 1964; head of board of trustees of An-Najah University in Nablus 1972-1944. Died on December 12, 1994.
Munib Al-Masri Munib Al-Masri
Member of the Board of Trustees of Al-Quds University; chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah; was traded as a candidate for the position of PA Prime Minister in March 2003.
Zafer Al-Masri Zafer Al-Masri
Landowner from Nablus; elected head of Nablus Chamber of Commerce; elected mayor of Nablus; assassinated in March 1986.
Karma Nabulsi Karma Nabulsi
Studied Politics at Balliol College, Oxford, and received an MPhil in 1992 and a DPhil in 1996; was a Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford University from 1998-2005; author of Traditions of War: Occupation, Resistance and the Law.
Nasouh Nabulsi Nasouh Nabulsi
Was among the founders of the Arab Medical Society in Jaffa and served as its Secretary for ten years; became Director of the Medical Administration in the Arab League office in Cairo; died in 1992.
Omar Nabulsi Omar Nabulsi
Member of the Jordanian Upper House of Parliament from 1989-1993; Chairman of the Jordan Electricity Authority, the Industrial Development Corp., the Encouragement of Investment Committee, and the General Social Security Cooperation;
Suleiman Najjab Suleiman Najjab
Was active in creating the PNF; one of the leaders of the Palestinian Communist Party; was appointed as its representative to the PLO Exec. Committee in April 1987 (until his death in 2001);
Walid Najjab Walid Najjab
Was elected Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Paltrade; served as Deputy Chairman of the Palestine Cellular Company JAWWAL from 1999-2004; is a Board member of the Palestine Telecommunications Company (PALTEL),
Issa Nakhleh Issa Nakhleh
Holding the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary; senior advisor of the UN Palestinian delegation; represented the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine in New York from the early 1960s until his death on 29 March 2003;
Khalil Nakhleh Khalil Nakhleh
PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Indiana Univ. in 1973; became Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Sociology at St. John’s Univ. from 1972-79; Director of the Qattan Center for Educational Research and Development 2004-2005;
Garo Nalbandian Garo Nalbandian
Skillful photographer; filmed movies and traveled a lot, collecting one of the largest photo achieves of the Holy Land, Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus, and many other countries; has provided the photographs for some 25 illustrated books.
Sumaya Naser Sumaya Naser
PhD in Biology/Applied Botany from Hamburg University; Assistant Professor of Biology from 1982-97; Assistant to the Vice-Pres. for Academic Affairs from 1986-89; co-founder and Board member of the Birzeit Public Library from 1997-2001;
Mohammed Zuhdi Nashashibi Mohammed Zuhdi Nashashibi
member of the PLO Central Council; served as Chair of the PNF in Amman and Tunis; former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Quds University, Jerusalem; member of the PA’s High Council for Refugee Camps;
Nasser El Din Nashashibi Nasser El Din Nashashibi
Manager of Akhbar Al-Yaum newspaper and journalist from 1953-58; was appointed by Egyptian Pres. Gamal Abdel Nasser to become Chief Editor of Al-Jumhuriyya, serving from 1959-66; Ambassador at large for the Arab League in 1966;
Rana Nashashibi Rana Nashashibi
MA in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University in 1986; became Program Coordinator and Assistant Director of the Palestinian Counseling Center from 1986-88; Registrar at the College of Arts for Women, Al-Quds Univ., from 1988-91;
Hanna Nasir Hanna Nasir
PhD in Nuclear Physics from Purdue University, US, in 1967; independent PNC member since 1976; PLO Exec. Pres. of Birzeit University until his retirement in 2004; remains chair of the PNC Education Committee; received several awards,
Kamal Nasir (Kamal Butros Nasir) Kamal Nasir (Kamal Butros Nasir)
Headed the PLO Dept. of Media and National Guidance; served as its spokesman and as editor of its journal Filastin Ath-Thawra (The Palestine Revolution); due to his integrity earned him the nickname “The Conscience”;
Musa Nasir Musa Nasir
Was elected to two consecutive terms in the Jordanian Parliament as one of the Palestinian representatives; also served as cabinet minister; as Minister of Transport, was responsible for building the Qalandia Airport;
Nabiha Nasir Nabiha Nasir
Politically active, advocating Arab unity as a means of facing the imminent threats that were facing the Palestinians; addressed one of the earliest Arab Women’s Conferences in Cairo in 1938 died in 1951.
Ibrahim Nasrallah Ibrahim Nasrallah
Worked at the Khaled Shoman Foundation Darat al-Funun, a center for arts and culture in Amman, since 1996, and currently serves as its Director of Cultural Affairs; member of the Jordanian Writers’ Union and the General Union of Arab Writers;
Rami Nasrallah Rami Nasrallah
MA in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies; he worked as a journalist until 1993; served as political advisor and Israel Desk Officer at Orient House in Jerusalem from 1993-96; then became Director of the Orient House Special Unit,
Talal Nassereddin Talal Nassereddin
Board Chairman of the Palestine Printing and Publishing Co. since March 1993; was co-founder and Board member of PalTrade from June 1997-Aug. 1998; Founding Committee Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Alrafah Bank since Sept. 2005.
Salman Natour Salman Natour
Cultural Editor of Al-Jadid, an Arabic language cultural magazine; was a Board member of Adalah (2000-2001) and serves on its Board of Directors since 2003; member of the Committee of Palestinian and Israeli Writers Against Occupation
Mustafa Natsheh Mustafa Natsheh
Chaiman of Arab Cement Company, elected and deposed deputy Mayor of Hebron (1976-1983). Appointed mayor of Hebron by the PA in 1994.
Rafiq Natsheh Rafiq Natsheh
PhD from Moscow University; served as the first PLO representative to Saudi Arabia; PLC member (Fateh) for the Hebron district in the Jan. 1996 elections; was appointed PA Minister of Labor from 1998-2002; Minister of Agriculture June 2002.
Al-Mutawakel Taha Nazzal Al-Mutawakel Taha Nazzal
PhD in Arts and Literature -Cairo 2005; Head of the Palestinian Writers Union from 1987-95; Deputy Minister at the PA Ministry of Information from 1994-98; since 1998, serves as head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian House of Poetry;
Darwish Nazzal Darwish Nazzal
Chief of Internal Medicine at Maqassed Hospital from 1986; Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Birzeit University from 1988; Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Medical Association from 1991; died on 28 Feb. 2002.
Lila Nazzal Lila Nazzal
PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (1986); Associate Professor of Sociology at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem; co-author with her husband Nafez Nazzal of the Historical Dictionary of Palestine (Scarecrow Press, 1997).
Mohammed Nazzal Mohammed Nazzal
Began working for Hamas since 1989; became member of the Hamas politburo and was appointed as its representative in Jordan in 1992; was involved in recent inter-Palestinian dialogue on a ceasefire as well as on Palestinian unity talks;
Nafez Nazzal Nafez Nazzal
PhD in History from Georgetown University in Washington DC (1974); taught at many universities incl. York College of Pennsylvania, University of California in Los Angeles, the Univ. of South California, Brigham Young Univ., the Hebrew Univ. in Jerusalem,
Walid Nimr (Abu 'Ali Iyad) Walid Nimr (Abu 'Ali Iyad)
Early Fateh leader (recruited by Khalil Al-Wazir); assumed control of Fateh for a short while when PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat was arrested in 1966, until he was arrested himself; was killed at Ajlun by Jordanian forces in July 1971.
Mamduh Nofal Mamduh Nofal
Was among the founders of the DFLP after its split from PFLP in 1969; PNC member since 1971; became military commander of the DFLP in 1972 and served as member of its politburo (until 1988); member of the Palestinian Higher Security Council;
Sari Nusseibeh Sari Nusseibeh
Academic; political analyst and columnist; graduate from Oxford University (politics, philosophy, economics, 1977) and Harvard University (PhD in philosophy, 1978); Professor of philosophy at Birzeit Univ., 1978-90; Director of Al-Quds Univ. since 1995.
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