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Celebrated Palestinian historian, journalist dies at 93

May 17, 2013 1:45 P.M. (Updated: May 18, 2013 12:05 A.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Celebrated Palestinian historian, author and journalist Nasser al-Din al-Nashashibi died on Friday at his home in Jerusalem on Friday aged 93.

Al-Nashashibi was born in Jerusalem in 1920. He studied political science in Lebanon, and joined the Arab League's Arab Office in 1945. He would later be appointed an Ambassador-at-large for the League.

His journalistic career began in 1946, when he started work as a literary commentator and political analyst at Al-Quds radio. He held top editorial posts in Egyptian and Jordanian media, and wrote over 40 books.

As well as a distinguished career in journalism, working in Jordanian and Egyptian media, al-Nashashibi wrote over 40 books.

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