Elias Sanbar

Elias Wadih Sanbar () (born 1947) is a Palestinian historian, poet, essayist, translator and diplomat. Since 2012 he has been the Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO.

During the late 1960s Sanbar was a member of the French branch of the General Union of Palestinian Students which was established by Mahmoud Hamshari in Paris. Through the Union Hamshari organized the visit of the Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard to Jordan and Lebanon where he met with the Palestinian fighters in 1969. Sanbar accompanied Godard during the visit.

Sanbar co-founded ''Revue d'├ętudes palestiniennes'' [The Journal of Palestine Studies] in 1981, and was the journal's editor-in-chief for 25 years.

He has translated the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish into French.

Sanbar's book ''The Palestinians'' was the 2015 winner of the Palestine Book Awards. Provided by Wikipedia
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