Marwan Bishara

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Marwan Bishara (Arabic: مروان بشارة‎) is Al Jazeera English's senior political analyst and the editor and host of Empire, which examines global powers and their agendas.[1]

He was previously a lecturer in International Relations at the American University of Paris and a fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.[1]

He was born in 1969 in Nazareth, Israel. He is the brother of academic and former Knesset (Israeli parliament) member Azmi Bishara.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Marwan Bishara's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, The Guardian,[2] Le Monde and The Nation, among other outlets.[1]

Bishara is the author of the book Palestine/Israel: Peace or Apartheid published in 2001 by Zed Books.[2] The Invisible Arab, his book about the uprising in the Arab world came out in early 2012.[3] The Huffington Post said "The Invisible Arab is an insightful and absorbing read for inquiring minds," [4] and Publishers Weekly added, "Bishara…provides a compelling and spirited history of the modern Arab nation, from colonial liberation to the recent revolutions….Fast-paced, impassioned, and eloquent." [5]

Bishara serves on the Board of Trustees of The Galilee Foundation, a UK-based charity “established in 2007 to promote development and equality of the Palestinian indigenous community in Israel”.[6]


On CNN regarding the Arab League's attempted regulation of media outlets such as Al Jazeera: "I think Arab - certain Arab - governments are really worried from the freedom of expression that is going on in the Arab world."[7]





  1. ^ a b c "Host: Marwan Bishara". Al Jazeera English. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Bishara, Marwan (31 December 2002). "My brother's fight for democracy". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Creedon, Rory. "Book Review: The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions". London School of Economics. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Roque, Eunice (8 February 2012). "The Invisible Arab: As Not Seen on TV". Huffington Post. 
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  6. ^ "The Galilee Foundation". 
  7. ^ "International Correspondents". CNN transcript. 29 February 2008. 

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