|Ali Abunimah speaking at Oxford, 20 February 2004|
Ali Hasan Abunimah (b: 29 December 1971) is a Palestinian-American media critic. He is vice-president of the Arab American Action Network, a Chicago-based social service and advocacy organization. His media commentaries on the Middle East have appeared widely. He has appeared on CNN, NPR and on local radio across the United States to comment about the Middle East. Abunimah lives in Chicago, and is a full-time researcher at a social policy research center at the University of Chicago. In addition to the Arab American Action Network, he serves on the boards of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and The Crossroads Fund. He is also co-founder of the Electronic Intifada.
For the past several years Abunimah has been a leading advocate of the "one state solution".
He was born in the United States and grew up in Europe. Both of his parents (his father is Hasan AbuNimah) are originally from Palestine. (His mother was expelled from Lifta in 1948. His father's home, which he lost in 1967, was in the West Bank.) He received his BA from Princeton University and MA from the University of Chicago.