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Osman Hallak
Jerusalem, Palestine
(1935-    )
Osman Hallak - Born in Jerusalem 1935; Graduate Studies in Mechanical Eng. at the University of California 1963-64; established a daily newspaper (An-Nahar) on 1986-1995.
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Osman Hallak

Born in Jerusalem on 5 May 1935; attended St. George’s School in Jerusalem from 1941-52; then went to the US in 1953 to study Chemical Engineering at Ohio State University, graduating with a BSc in 1958;

Worked as a Process Engineer with the Hercules Powder Co., Radford, Virginia from 1958-63 and the worked with Ralph M. Parson Co. of Pasadena, California, in 1963; did his Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1963-64; worked as Technical Advisor for the Jordan Development Board from 1963-67, specializing in fertilizers, phosphates and potash;

Returned to Palestine in 1967 and invested in various entrepreneurial projects in the West Bank and Jerusalem; started the first pharmaceutical company in Palestine in 1970; also established a feed mill in the West Bank, a stone factory in the 1960s, a salt project, and a refinery; co-founder of the AIC Star Detergent Factory in Ramallah in 1973-74; established a daily newspaper “An-Nahar” on 1986-1995 (May); devotes his time to his various investment and entrepreneurial projects in the West Bank.

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