Hussein Ibish is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP). He is a regular contributor to numerous American and Middle Eastern publications, including Foreign Policy and The Atlantic. He is a monthly contributor to Al Hayat and a weekly columnist for Now Lebanon. He has made thousands of radio and television appearances and was the Washington, D.C. Correspondent for The Daily Star (Beirut).
Ibish is Editor and Principal Author of three major studies of Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Arab Americans 1998-2000 (ADC, 2001), Sept. 11, 2001-Oct. 11, 2002 (ADC, 2003), and 2003-2007 (ADC, 2008). He is the author of At the Constitution's Edge: Arab Americans and Civil Liberties in the United States in States of Confinement (St. Martin's Press, 2000), Anti-Arab Bias in American Policy and Discourse in Race in 21st Century America (Michigan State University Press, 2001), Race and the War on Terror, in Race and Human Rights (Michigan State University Press, 2005) and Symptoms of Alienation: How Arab and American Media View Each Other in Arab Media in the Information Age (ECSSR, 2005). He is also the author, along with Ali Abunimah, of The Palestinian Right of Return (ADC, 2001) and The Media and the New Intifada in The New Intifada (Verso, 2001). He is also the editor, along with Saliba Sarsar, of Principles and Pragmatism (ATFP, 2006). His most recent book is What’s Wrong with the One-State Agenda? Why Ending the Occupation and Peace with Israel is Still the Palestinian National Goal (ATFP 2009).
Ibish served as Executive Director of the Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership from 2004 to 2009. From 1998 to 2004, he was the Communications Director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.