Jonathan Kuttab

Jonathan Kuttab is a Palestinian human rights lawyer and peace activist. He is the co-founder of the human rights organizations Al Haq, the West Bank affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists; the Mandela Institute for Political Prisoners, a Palestinian human rights organization focusing its efforts on the plight of political prisoners, and the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence. He is also a board member of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem. Kuttab was raised in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. After the Six Day War, his family moved to the United States, where he graduated from Messiah College and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia. Licensed to practice law in Palestine, Israel, and New York, Kuttab worked with a Wall Street law firm for several years.