PALESTINE FACTS

Personalities - Alphabetical Listing

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ISA, ISA DAOUD (1878-1950)

Born in Jaffa; journalist and poet; one of the pioneers of Arab Media in Palestine; co-founder (with his cousin Joseph) of the bi-weekly Arabic newspaper Filastin in Jaffa in 1911; among those exiled during World War I; strongly opposed to the Zionist movement; chief of the royal court in Damascus during Amir Faisal's government where he used to stipulate that the Damascus newspaper publishers devote half the columns of their papers to the Palestinian cause before giving them their monthly allowance; elected to the 7th Congress of the Arab Executive Committee in June 1928 for Jaffa; member of the oppositional National Defense Party (mu'arada faction) in the Arab Executive Committee in 1932; known as moderate politician; headed several Arab Christian-Orthodox conferences in Palestine and TransJordan; His son Raja Al-Isa continued to publish the newapaper; died 29 June 1950 in Beirut.

 

 

MAHER FARID IRSHEID (1942 - )

Born in Nazareth, Palestine in 1942. Graduated with a B.S in law from Beirut, as well as a Diploma in Economics from London. Was a member of the Jordanian Parliament, representing Jenin District. Appointed the press attaché of the Jordanian Embassy in Beirut, then its tourism attaché until November 1971. Secretary of the West Bank Affairs Committee from June 1972 until May 1973.

 

 

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