Profile of Invited Expert “Kuttab”

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Full Name
Jonathan Kuttab, Esq.
Executive Director
Friends of Sabeel, North America (FOSNA)

Jonathan Kuttab is a Palestinian attorney and human rights activist. He grew up in Jerusalem, studied in the U.S., graduating from University of Virginia law School. He is a member of the Bar Associations of New York, Palestine, and Israel. He is the executive Director of Friends of Sabeel, North America (FOSNA), and a Non Resident Fellow of the Washington Arab Center. He was the Head of the Legal Committee of the Palestinian delegation negotiating the Cairo Interim Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the PLO.

Mr. Kuttab founded a number of human rights organizations including Al-Haq, the Premier Palestinian Human Rights organization, the Mandela Institute for Palestinian Prisoners and the Holy Land Trust, and Just Peace Advocates. He is active in many other civil society organizations in Palestine and internationally. He is a recognized authority on international law, human rights, and Palestinian and Israeli affairs. He recently wrote Beyond the Two States Solution, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.

Selected Citations to Published Materials
  • Jonathan Kuttab, Beyond the Two-State Solution (Nonviolence International 2022), paywall.
  • Jonathan Kuttab, The Truth Shall Set You Free: The Story of a Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Working for Peace and Justice in Palestine/Israel (Hawakati Jun. 9, 2023), paywall.


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