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Bayan Nuwayhed Alhout

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1937
  • Age: 78
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Born in Jerusalem in 1937; daughter of Ajaj Nuwayhed (1896-1982), who was a renowned orator, historian, and translator of his time as well as a prominent figure in the Arab-Palestinian national movement; studied at the Schmidt Girls’ College; following the 1948 Nakba left with her family to live in Jordan; studied in Amman and Ramallah, where she graduated from the Teachers’ Training College in 1956; worked as an Arabic teacher at the Sukaina Bint Al-Hussein School in Amman from 1956-59; moved with her parents to Lebanon and lives in Beirut since 1959; worked as a journalist at Dar As-Sayyad from 1960-1965; continued her higher studies gaining a PhD in Political Science from the Lebanese University in 1978; became head of the documentary section at the Palestine Research Center in Beirut in 1977-78, and at the Center for Arab Unity Studies in 1979; was Professor of the Palestine Question and the Middle Eastern Studies at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the Lebanese University from 1979-2001; member of the Arab National Conference since 1992; founding member of the National Islamic Conference since 1996; founding member of the Al-Quds Institution since 2000; her lectures and writings focus on the Palestinian Question and the Arab historical and political issues; since her retirement in 2001, works as researcher and freelance writer; member of the World Arabic Translators Association since 2004; in addition to numerous articles and essays her publications include: Political Leaderships and Institutions in Palestine, 1917-1948 (Arabic, Beirut, 1981, 1986; Acre, 1984); Al-Shaikh Al-Mujahed Izzeddine Al-Qassam in the History of Palestine (Arabic, Beirut, 1987); Palestine: The Question, the People, the Culture: a Political History from the Canaanite Era to the Twentieth Century (1917); (Arabic, Beirut, 1991); Sabra and Shatila: September 1982 (Arabic, Beirut, 2003; English, London, 2004).


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