Hanna Siniora

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Hanna Siniora
Born 6 November 1937
Nationality Palestinian
Education Bachelor of Science Pharmacy in Benares, India
Occupation editor, Publisher, Activist
Known for His support for peace between Israelis and Palestinians
Title Knight of Malta

Hanna Siniora (born 6 November 1937) is a Palestinian Christian who lives in East Jerusalem. He is the publisher of The Jerusalem Times and a co-Chief Executive Officer of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information.[1] He is also a member of the Palestine National Council and the chairperson of the Palestinian-American Chamber of Commerce.[2]

An early proponent of dialogue and negotiations with Israel, Siniora has a long history of involvement in pro-peace activities.[1] For his lifetime commitment to working towards Palestinian-Israeli peace, he was awarded the Order of the Knights of Malta.[3]

Education and work experience[edit]

Born in Jerusalem in 1937, Siniora completed his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy at a university in Benares, India in 1969, at which time he returned to the West Bank. In February 1974, he was asked to manage the Arabic language newspaper Al Fajr after its editor-in-chief, Yusuf Nasr, was kidnapped. He established an English language version of Al Fajr in 1980 and served as its editor, and was later granted the position of editor-in-chief of the Arabic-language version in 1983.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Eeta Prince-Gibson (26 January 2006). "'Hamas victory a blessing in disguise'". The Jerusalem Post. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Hanna Siniora". Palestine-Israel Journal. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Hanna Siniora Awarded a Peace Prize of Honor from the Order of the Knights of Malta". April 21, 2007. Archived from the original on January 30, 2009. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  4. ^ Siniora, Hanna; Rahmeh, Fayez Abu (Autumn 1985). "Hanna Siniora and Fayez Abu Rahmeh: The Palestinian-Jordanian Joint Delegation". Journal of Palestine Studies. 15 (1): 3–18. doi:10.1525/jps.1985.15.1.00p00027. JSTOR 2536574. 

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