Mohammad Darawshe

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Mohammad Musa Darawshe
Personal details
Born (1963-08-24) 24 August 1963 (age 58)
Iksal, Israel
CitizenshipIsraeli citizenship law
NationalityArab citizens of Israel
Political partyArab Democratic Party (Israel)
Other political
Joint List
Alma mater
  • University of Haifa, MA
  • University of Hartford, MA
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, BA

Mohammad Darawshe (born 24 August 1963) is an Israeli Arab politician, lecturer, and businessman. He currently heads the Arab Democratic Party (Israel).


Mohammad Darawshe was born on 24 August 1963 in Iksal, Israel. He studied English and Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, receiving his bachelor's in 1985. Between 1984-2000, he served as a parliamentary and campaign aide of United Arab List|Mada-Ra'am. Additionally, he holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford and a Master's degree in Peace Studies & Conflict Management from the University of Haifa.[1]

From 2000 onwards, Darawshe has been active in NGO's such as The Abraham Initiatives, Robert Bosch Stiftung|Robert Bosch Foundation, OneVoice, as well as serving as a lecturer at Ludwig_Maximilian_University_of_Munich|Ludwig Maximilian University,[2] and a professional director at Givat Haviva's Center for Equality and Shared Society. Since the 2021 Israeli legislative election he has taken over the Arab Democratic Party (Israel), reshaping it into Ma'an - Together for a New Era.[3]

On 16 March 2021, Darawshe and his party dropped out of the elections for the 24th Knesset, joining and endorsing the Joint List.[4]

Darawshe is currently married with 4 children. He is a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at Robert Bosch Stiftung|Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin,[5][6] and a faculty member at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.[7]


  2. "Archive - Center for Israel Studies - LMU Munich".
  3. "New Israeli-Arab party wants to partner with Yesh Atid". The Jerusalem Post |
  4. Boxerman, Aaron. "Arab-Jewish Ma'an party drops out of election race, endorses Joint List".
  5. "Mohammad Darawshe". Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies.
  6. "Mohammad Darawshe". Robert Bosch Academy.
  7. "Mohammad Darawshe". Shalom Hartman Institute.

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