The Palestine Chronicle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the general public by providing a forum that strives to highlight issues of relevance to human rights, national struggles, freedom and democracy in the form of daily news, commentary, features, book reviews, photos, art, and more.
The Palestine Chronicle team consists of professional journalists and respected writers and authors who don’t speak on behalf of any political party or champion any specific political agenda.
The Palestine Chronicle website was established in September 1999 and has grown in its importance and scope of coverage mostly because of the support it received from socially conscious and progressive scholars, writers, activists, readers and communities around the world.
Our Board of Directors consists of the following:
Ramzy Baroud, President
Jennifer Loewenstein, Vice President
John Harvey, Secretary/Treasurer
Claude Zurbach lives in France, Montpellier, where he works in the University of Sciences. He also works as a research engineer in spatial experiments with the National Scientific Research Center in France, where his work involves him also in the field of technical collaboration with the ViÃªt-Nam. Invested since many years in the movement of solidarity with the Palestinian people, Claude Zurbach is the founder of the French-speaking site Information-Palestine.eu.
Jeremy Salt teaches the history of the modern Middle East in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University in Ankara. Previously he taught at Bosporus University in Istanbul and at the University of Melbourne, where he took his Ph.D in Middle Eastern studies. He also runs courses on politics and propaganda. Before transferring to university work he was for a long time a journalist, working in the print media and news agencies in Australia and Britain. His most recent book is ‘The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands‘ (University of California Press, 2008), which in 2009 was shortlisted for the Arthur Ross award for best book of the year by the US Council on Foreign Relations. His other interests include late Ottoman history and the interests of outside governments in the affairs of Ottoman Christians.
Susan abulhawa is a novelist, poet, essayist and human rights activist. Her debut novel, Mornings in Jenin (Bloomsbury, 2010) was an international bestseller. She is the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, a children’s NGO dedicated to upholding the Right to Play.
Mamoon Alabbasi is a writer, news editor, and translator based in London. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, and has been actively working in the field of journalism since 2005, following a career in education, where he taught in several countries. His Op-eds, reports, reviews, and poetry have appeared in many media outlets & publications. In addition to appearing on news and current affairs programs to provide analysis and commentary, he has also been involved in the process of translating and editing of documentary scripts.
Palestine Chronicle Honorary Editorial Board Members
Dr. Hanan Ashrawi – Author and intellectual.
Prof. Noam Chomsky – MIT Professor of linguistics and world-renowned scholar.
Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj – Human Rights Activist and psychiatrist. (In memorandum)
Dr. Mustafa Abdul-Shafi – Former President of Makassed Hospital, Palestine. (In memorandum)
Mr. Khaled A. Al-Maeena – Editor-in-Chief of Arab News Daily, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Ahmed Bouzid – President of Palestine Media Watch.
Prof. Robert Jensen – School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin.
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Ramzy Baroud
Editor (French): Claude Zurbach
Editor: Romana Rubeo
Editor/Social Media Manager: Yousef Aljamal
Web Development and Support: Mohammed Z. Badran
Accounting: Michaeleen Neher
Management: John Harvey
Palestine Chronicle Writers & Contributors:
The Palestine Chronicle writers and contributors are very well regarded and come from diverse backgrounds. These are but a few of the writers – academicians, journalists, human rights activists, artists, etc – that contribute articles to PalestineChronicle.com:
- Jonathan Cook
- Ramona Wadi
- Blake Alcott
- Marion Kawas
- Haidar Eid
- Or Amit
- Jeremy Salt
- Iqbal Jassat
- Hanaa Kawas
- Rima Najjar
- Yves Engler
- Ron Forthofer
- Yoav Litvin
- Sam Husseini
- Jim Miles
- Hasan Afif El-Hasan
- Ahmed Yousef
- Nicola Nasser
- Kathy Kelly
- Neve Gordon
- Mats Svensson
- Sam Bahour
- Ira Glunts
- John V. Whitbeck
- Elias Akleh
- Deepak Tripathi
- Mohamed El Mokhtar Sidi Haiba
- Ludwig Watzal
- Rich Wiles
- Tariq Shadid
- Tamar Fleishman