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Daoud Kuttab
Daoud Kuttab, an award winning Palestinian journalist who resides in Jerusalem and Amman. He is a regular columnist for
Mr. Kuttab is the director general of Community Media Network a media NGO that runs a radio station in Amman (al balad radio 92.4fm) a newsweb site
His email is

Entries by Daoud Kuttab

Fighting Extremism Requires More Than a Good Communication's Strategy

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 4:49 PM

In his plan to counter what he called khawarej (the outlaws) of Islam, Jordan's King Abdullah gave prominence to the role of communication in the battle for the heart soul and mind.

Item four of the seven-point plan the King laid out at the UN General Assembly Monday...

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What Jordan Needs to Do for Its Syrian Refugees

(4) Comments | Posted September 28, 2015 | 5:52 PM


This article comes from Byline, a crowdfunded independent media platform that gives you a personalized newspaper.

As the international community struggles with the Syrian refugee crisis, many are looking at...

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Palestinian President Playing Musical Chairs

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 5:49 PM

Mahmoud Abbas holds many titles.

He is the head of the Fateh movement, chairman of the PLO's executive committee and president of the state of Palestine. Technically and legally, the Palestine Liberation Organization is superior.

The state of Palestine, declared a non-member state in the UN...

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Jordan Needs to Appoint an Administrative Czar to Solve Bridge Problems

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 8:05 AM

The decades-old conflict with Israel and the aftereffects of the Israeli occupation of what was Jordanian land in the West Bank continue to be a source of hardships and problems for individuals and business people on both sides of the Jordan River.

Attempts to resolve the many problems...

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The Iran Deal Appears to Have Eased Some of the Conflict in the Middle East

(27) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 9:11 AM


This is an article for Byline, a platform for independent journalism that pays writers through crowdfunding. Daoud Kuttab is currently crowdfunding his column at Byline. You can read the original article...

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The Unarmed Awqaf Guards, Al Aqsa's Last Line of Defense

(41) Comments | Posted August 8, 2015 | 12:45 PM

The arrest this week at Al Aqsa Mosque of six civilian guards, who are paid employees of Jordan's Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, is a worrisome development.

According to Palestinian sources, the unarmed guards prevented a French tourist from raising the Israeli flag while he was on the pavilion...

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The Small But Genuine Israeli Solidarity Movement

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 1:14 PM

Their numbers might be small but their presence is, and should be, publicly acknowledged and encouraged. They are totally different than what is called the Israeli peace movement but rarely get out of their comfort zone.

They are the small group of dedicated Israelis who make it their...

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Iran Deal Could Help Palestinian Cause

(3) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 1:06 PM

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict might get an unexpected shot in the arm as a result of the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement.

While the P5+1 talks in Vienna focused only on the issue of Iran's nuclear capability, many are looking for how this agreement will effect regional conflicts. Some of the...

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Palestinians Starting to Play on Less Uneven Playing Field

(11) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 10:41 PM

For the first time in 48 years, Palestinians are playing in a much less uneven playing field.

By strategically moving into the non-violent field, Palestinians are in a much stronger position to make an impact in their decades-long struggle.

Whenever Palestinians fought the Israelis militarily, they failed. Not only was...

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Palestinians Waver Between Politics and Nonviolent Revolution

(4) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 1:01 PM

To many people, the entire non-violent Palestinian movement came down to a moment last Friday in Zurich.

Many would argue that head of the Palestinian Football Federation, Jibril Rjoub, blinked at that moment. In the very last seconds of a match that witnessed a steadfast and unyielding determination, the Palestinian...

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Remember the Suffering of Palestinians

(150) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 2:29 PM


AMMAN -- Sometimes it is difficult to remember the daily suffering of Palestinians living under occupation.

The wars and turmoil all around us tend to divert our attention from genuinely terrible...

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Why the Muslim Brotherhood Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

(7) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 3:34 PM


This is an article for Byline, a crowdfunded independent media platform that gives you a personalised newspaper. The platform beta-launched on April 14th. Daoud Kuttab is currently crowdfunding his...

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Not 2015 Easter Yet

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 3:02 PM

The Holy Family Latin Catholic Church in Ramallah was packed. Palm Sunday usually brings out the entire family and this year was no different. Children in their Sunday best were clutching on beautifully intertwined palm arrangements as they packed into the church compound that also includes the Ahliya...

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Will White House Sell Palestine to Get Iran Deal?

(176) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 9:14 AM

Israel is heavily engaged in two international cases: the international efforts to curtail Iran's nuclear program and the world's desire to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

While the nuclear issue appears to be on its way to being resolved, there is concern that a trade-off between the two...

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Palestine Needs Unity to Pursue War Crimes Case Against Israel

(60) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 5:30 PM

AMMAN -- The state of Palestine officially became a member of the International Criminal Court on April 1, allowing it to prosecute Israel for crimes of war.

The distance between the ability to sue and an actual conviction is going to be long and arduous and will...

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Deconstructing Netanyahu

(188) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 9:23 AM

Pundits are wondering why two statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prior to the Israeli elections and on the day of the elections drew so much attention.

After the elections, Republican leader and former presidential contender John McCaintold US president Barack Obama to "get over your temper...

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O mundo não está mais obrigado a defender Israel internacionalmente

(38) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 11:22 AM

AMÃ - O eleitorado israelense tinha uma escolha a fazer. Ao reeleger um líder que renegou publicamente seus compromissos com a paz e com a solução de dois Estados, eles votaram contra a paz. Resta saber agora como os palestinos e o mundo vão reagir ao fim desse...

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World No Longer Bound to Defend Israel Internationally

(1916) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 11:29 AM

AMMAN -- The Israeli electorate had a choice to make. By re-electing a leader who publicly reneged on his commitments to peace and a two-state solution, they voted against peace. What remains now is how the Palestinians and the world will react to the closure of the charade...

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Legislative Challenges to the Audiovisual Media in Jordan

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 12:20 PM

Jordan's Parliament is expected to discuss a new audiovisual law. The law fulfills the constitutional need of updating all temporary laws.

The current audiovisual law, issued in 2002, was seen as ushering in an end to government monopoly of airwaves. Tens of private radio and TV stations have...

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When Palestine Becomes an Issue in Philadelphia Politics

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 7:36 AM

When council woman Maria D. Quinones Sanchez from the city of Philadelphia walked into the Mas Islamic Center January 30th to meet with members of her constituency, she had no idea that she will find herself embroiled with the same kind of political controversy that is...

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