Jehad Abusalim Appointed as Director of IPS-USA in Washington, DC
June 18 2024

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jehad Abusalim as the executive director of the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA 's office in Washington, DC. 

Jehad Abusalim is from the city of Deir el-Balah in the Gaza Strip, where he grew up and lived for most of his life. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History joint program at New York University. His research focuses on Palestinian and Arab writings and perceptions of the Zionist project before the Nakba of 1948. Prior to joining IPS-USA, Jehad served as the executive director of The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development.

An accomplished speaker and writer, Jehad combines his passion for Palestinian history with his commitment to activism and policy change. In 2022, he co-edited the anthology Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire, published by Haymarket Books. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, Al-Jazeera, The Nation, the Journal of Palestine Studies, and Vox, among other publications. Jehad has also appeared on Al-Jazeera, CNN, ABC, TRT World, Democracy Now!, and numerous radio stations and podcasts in the United States and around the world. 

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