Famous Palestinian - Palestinian Celebrities
Palestine is a recognized state in the Middle East that occupies the West Bank and Gaza Strip of the Palestinian region. Though the State of Palestine gained its independence in 1988, the history of the region dates back to the Bronze Age. A Muslim dominant state, Palestine has had a tumultuous history that greatly impacted the state’s religion, commerce, culture and politics. Notwithstanding the hard times, the state gave birth to some of the stalwarts in art, music, literature, poetry, academics, film, business and politics who through their committed self, unwavering spirit, relentless hard work and unfaltering determination raised the status of the State of Palestinian in the world map. Today, the State of Palestine boasts of having some of the world renowned names in literature, science, film, music and business. Yasser Elshantaf is a Palestinian entrepreneur who co-founded and today serves as the CEO of PhoenixBird Diversity Management GmbH. Mohsen Subhi gave modern Palestinian music and folklore a new dimension with his musical talent. Emily Jacir created a name for herself as a famous Palestinian artist and filmmaker. Ismail-al-Faruqi was a recognized Palestinian philosopher who executed an authority on Islam and comparative religion. To know more about the life and works of famous Palestinians, read this section.
Find out more about the greatest Palestinians, including Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, Mahmoud Darwish, Hanan Ashrawi and Marwan Barghouti.
The Most Famous Palestinian
|Mahmoud Abbas||March 26, 1935||Palestinian||Mahmoud Abbas, also known by the kunya Abu Mazen or the Father of Mazem, is the President of Palestinian National Authority since 2005|
|Sirhan Sirhan||March 19, 1944||Jordanian||Sirhan Sirhan is the main accused in the assassination of the former US presidential candidate Robert F|
|Hanan Ashrawi||October 8, 1946||Palestinian||Hanan Ashrawi is a political activist, legislator and scholar, from Palestine, who is famous for her work on human rights|
|Yasser Arafat||August 24, 1929||Palestinian||Yasser Arafat was the first President of the Palestinian National Authority|
|Khalil al-Wazir||October 10, 1935||Palestinian||Khalil Al-Wazir was a Palestinian leader and a prominent aide of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat|
|Herod the Great||73 BC||Jordanian, Palestinian||Herod the Great was a Roman client king who ruled Judea from 37 BCE to 4 BCE|
|Mahmoud Darwish||March 13, 1941||Palestinian||Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and one of the leading artists of the Arab world who gave voice to the struggles of his people|
|Marwan Barghouti||June 6, 1959||Palestinian||Marwan Barghouti is one of the most significant military and political figures involved in the Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation|