Middle East and North Africa
Mohammad Darawshe is considered a leading political analyst and expert on Jewish-Arab relations inside Israel. He has been Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva Educational Center since 2014 (as well as between 2000 and 2005) and a Member of The Three-sector Roundtable at the Prime Minister's office and the Strategic Planning Team Authority for Economic Development of Arab Sector at the PM's Office. He previously was Co-Director of The Abraham Fund Initiatives (2005-13), an elected Council-member of his home-town Iksal (2008-2013) as well as Elections Campaign Manager for the Democratic Arab Party/United Arab List (1992-2000). In 2009 he served as a member of The National Committee which drafted a Coexistence Education policy. From 1986 to 1992, he was Program Director at Legacy International in Washington D.C. after having served as Parliamentary Assistant in the Knesset from 1984 to 1986.
Mohammad Darawshe presented lectures and papers at the European parliament, NATO Defense College, The World Economic Forum, Club de Madrid, US Congress, Herzlia Conference and numerous other conferences. He received a number of honours such as the Peacemakers Award of the Catholic Theological Union and the Peace and Security Award of the World Association of NGOs. He is currently a Member of several Executive Boards including that of the One-Voice movement, and Civil Leadership.
He holds a Master’s degree in Conflict and Peace Studies from Haifa University as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Multi-Disciplinary Political Science from Emek Yizrael College and in English & Political Science from Hebrew University.
Last updated: 2016