Sam Bahour

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sam Bahour
Sam Bahour.jpg
Born (1964-10-18) October 18, 1964 (age 49)
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
Residence Al-Bireh, Palestine
Alma mater Youngstown State University
Occupation Managing Partner of Applied Information Management (AIM)
Spouse(s) Abeer Barghouty (m. 1993)
Children 2
Website
http://www.aim.ps

Sam Bahour is an American-born businessman and entrepreneur who was born to a Palestinian father and Lebanese-American mother. He moved with his family to the Israeli-occupied West Bank in the 1990s following the signing of Oslo Accords to become involved in developing the economy of the future Palestinian state.[1]

Bahour was born in Ohio in 1964 He graduated from Youngstown State University in 1989 with a degree in computer technology, and subsequently worked for several American software firms, before moving to the West Bank in 1995.[2]

Since relocating to the West Bank, Bahour has been involved in numerous business development initiatives. He was part of a group of businessmen who established the Palestine Telecommunications Company. He also founded several private businesses, and was part of a plan to open a Western-style shopping center in the West Bank. In addition, he earned an MBA in a joint program between Northwestern University in Illinois and Tel Aviv University in Israel.

He is also known for his criticisms of Israel and her existence as a "Jewish" state including his support for the idea that Israel "may be" responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, that a "two-state solution" is an illusion and that settlement in the Israeli-occupied "West Bank" is a crime.[3][4] He has also voiced support on Twitter for boycotts and sanctions of Israel.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahour, Sam (Oct 7, 2006). "We can't go home again". The New York Times. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bahour, Sam (2012-07-25). "Palestine's Investments Require Divestment". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "[ePalestine] NYT: Two-State Illusion (By IAN S. LUSTICK) - A MUST READ!". Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "[ePalestine] Haaretz: Former Bush administration official: Israel may be behind use of chemical arms in Syria". Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Boycott institutionally, Engage individually - Divest from Israel, Invest in Palestinians in all of historic Palestine - Sanction Now!". Twitter. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 

External links[edit]