Elias Sanbar

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Elias Wadih Sanbar (Arabic: إلياس صنبر‎) (born 1947) is a Palestinian historian, poet, essayist, translator and diplomat.[1] Since 2012 he has been the Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO.[2][3]

Sanbar co-founded La Revue d'Études Palestiniennes [The Journal of Palestine Studies] in 1981, and was the journal's editor-in-chief for 25 years. He has translated the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish into French.[1]

Sanbar's book The Palestinians was the 2015 winner of the Palestine Book Awards.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Writer Elias Sanbar and Spain's Biblioteca Islámica to receive 2015 UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture". en.unesco.org. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  2. ^ Elias Sanbar, ambassadeur de Palestine auprès de l'Unesco, France 24, 8 November 2013.
  3. ^ Palestine, UNESCO.
  4. ^ "Elias Sanbar - Palestine Book Awards". palestinebookawards.com. Retrieved 2016-11-15.

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