Aziz Abu Sarah
Published July 15, 2015
Updated April 21, 2021

Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian who was raised in Jerusalem, is a peace activist, co-founder of Middle East Justice Development Initiative Tours and the author of Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace (2020). He is co-founder of the education and development nonprofit InterAct and co-director of the I Am Your Protector campaign, and a National Geographic Explorer. He co-authored Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace (2018).

Abu Sarah was the executive director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. In 2018, he was a candidate for mayor of Jerusalem

Expertise: Middle East, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Afghanistan, Arab Spring, interfaith dialogue, world religions, Iran, peacebuilding/conflict resolution, responsible tourism

Location: Washington, D.C. and Jerusalem


Twitter: @AzizAbuSarah

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