Masud Ghnaim

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Masud Ghnaim
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Date of birth (1965-02-14) 14 February 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Israel
Knessets 18, 19, 20
Faction represented in Knesset
2009–2015 United Arab List
2015– Joint List

Masud Ghnaim (Arabic: مسعود غنايم‎‎, Hebrew: מסעוד גנאים‎; born 14 February 1965) is an Israeli Arab politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for the United Arab List.


Ghnaim studied the history of the Middle East at the University of Haifa, gaining a BA, before working in education. Between 1999 and 2001 he served as director general of Sakhnin's cultural centre.

He became a member of the Islamic Movement, eventually becoming the chairman of its local branch and a member of southern region's central council. In May 2010, he called for the replacement of Israel with a caliphate and stated, "I support the righteous party. The Iran-Hezbollah-Syria axis represents the line of resistance and intractability, and naturally, I support this axis."[1]

Between 2003 and 2005 he served on Sakhnin's city council, and prior to the 2009 elections was placed fourth on the joint United Arab List-Ta'al list. He entered the Knesset as the alliance won four seats.

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