Sam Bahour

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Sam Bahour
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Born (1964-10-18) October 18, 1964 (age 56)
Alma materYoungstown State University
OccupationManaging Partner of Applied Information Management (AIM)
(m. 1993)
ChildrenAreen Bahour, Nadine Bahour

Sam Bahour is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He 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 has voiced support on Twitter for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.[3]


  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. ^ "Boycott institutionally, Engage individually – Divest from Israel, Invest in Palestinians in all of historic Palestine – Sanction Now!". Twitter. Retrieved September 18, 2013.

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