Mohammad DarawsheMiddle East Director
...Mohammad Darawshe, Regional Director and Chairman of the Steering Committee, OneVoiceMohammad Darawshe, a Palestinian Citizen of Israel, is a foremost spokesperson in the Middle East on Arab-Israeli relations.A highly acclaimed and respected expert in Arab-Israeli relations, Darawshe is a leading proponent for conflict-resolution, a political strategist for the United Arab List Party of the Knesset and a foreign policy consultant for governments working with the Middle-East.
A leading proponent for Arab-Israeli peace, Darawshe
is recognized both on a grassroots and diplomatic level. Darawshe
has traveled to more than 50 countries to provide first-hand experience of Arab/Israeli peace relations to governments, business, media, non-governmental organizations, religious and women's groups, teachers and students.Darawshe
has taken the initiative to promote Arab-Israeli co-existence throughout his
20 year career, as Founder of the Young Leadership Forum
, Consultant for Legacy International
and currently as Director of Public Relations for Givat Haviva
and the Arab-Israeli Peace Institute
, an international education institute for Middle East peace that was recently awarded the UNESCO peace prize.From 1992-2000, Darawshe served as Director-General of the United Arab List in the Knesset.
As the key political strategist for the party, Darawshe
set an exemplary track record in gaining popular votes and consecutively doubling their number of seats. Mr. Darawshe
has provided expert testimony and consulting to the U.S. State Department
, U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee, Egyptian Government
and other high-level diplomatic entities.
Mr. Darawshe's remarkable efforts will be featured in a BBC
and National Geographic special in the Spring of 2003.He is a regular commentator for Good Morning Israel and the Israeli-Arab National Radio.He
is frequently featured in the international press, such as Le Monde, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times
editorials are often featured in Al-Ahali, Kul El Arab, Alsinara, Aldiar and Panorama Arabic Newspapers.
A 27th generation Arab from the town of Iksal, 20 miles north of Nazareth, Darawshe
comes from a lineage of civic leaders in the Arab community, with a history of peaceful relations with their Jewish neighbors.Darawshe
is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew and English.