Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Daoud Kuttab Biography

Title:
Founder and Director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University, Ramallah
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“By now all the parties know exactly what is needed to bring about a fair and viable agreement to the Middle East conflict. Key elements to such an agreement was reached in the Egyptian resort of Taba in January 2001 and have been articulated by US president George Bush…

What we need now is a handful of honest and authentic leaders meeting in secret to work out all the details. After getting the blessing of the US and other international parties such package agreement would be presented to the Palestinian and Israeli public. The majority of both sides will be asked to say yes or no without the chance to make any amendments. I am confident that such a concerted effort will receive positive approval in a referendum of Palestinians and Israelis. It would surely end unnecessary suffering, injury and death and usher in genuine peace.”

“To reach Mideast Peace, Avoid Public Moves,” Daoud Kuttab website (accessed May 21, 2003)

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Director of the first Internet-radio station in the Arab World, AmmanNet, 1999-present
  • Founder and Director of the Institute of Modern Media, Al Quds University, Ramallah, Palestine, 1996-present
  • Established the Arabic Media Internet Network (AMIN), 1995
  • Co-Director of Internews Middle East Institute, Jerusalem, 1994
  • Founder and President of the Jerusalem Film Institute, 1990-1995
  • Columnist with Al Quds Daily 1987-1993
    Conducted exclusive interviews with Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and other leaders
  • Managing Editor of Al Fajr Weekly (English), 1982-1987
  • West Bank reporter for Nazareth-based As Senara, 1987-1992
  • Freedom of the Press Award, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York
  • Freedom of the Press Hero, International Press Institute
  • Courage and the Future of the Media, Leipzig Media Institute, Germany
Education:
  • BA, Messiah College, Granthan, Pennsylvania
Other:

Executive Director in the following films:

  • Sesame Stories, Sesame Workshop and Al Quds educational Television, 2003
  • Arab Diaries, 5-part series on the Arab world, with Tamouz Media, New York
  • Shara’a Simsim (Sesame Street) Children’s Television Workshop and Al Quds Educational Television, 1998
  • On the Edge of Peace, Thania Production, Jerusalem and MPI Chicago U.S.A., 1994
  • Marda, A Story of A Land, National Association of Arab Americans, Washington D.C., 1992
  • Jerusalem Under Siege, Al Quds Television Productions, 1991
  • We Are God’s People, Channel 4, UK, Ikon TV, Holland, 1990
  • Palestinian Diaries, Channel 4, UK, Ikon TV, Holland, 1989