Mark Seddon is in conversation with Palestinian- American entrepreneur, Sam Bahour, to learn more about his ideas around establishing a confederate two state model between Israel and Palestine, while DeepDiving into the biggest stories from Palestine today.
Sam Bahour is a Palestinian-American, born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and is managing partner of Applied Information Management (AIM), a consulting firm specializing in business development with a niche focus on start-ups and providing executive counsel. Bahour was instrumental in the establishment of two publicly traded firms: the Palestine Telecommunications Company (PALTEL) and the Arab Palestinian Shopping Center. He is currently an independent director at the Arab Islamic Bank, a policy analyst at Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, and an advisory board member of the Open Society Foundations’ MENA Office. Bahour serves in various capacities in several community organizations, including co-founder & emeritus member of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy (AVPE), and board member of Just Vision in Washington, D.C., among others. He writes frequently on Palestinian affairs and has been widely published in leading outlets. He is co-editor of HOMELAND: Oral History of Palestine and Palestinians (1993), tweets at @SamBahour and blogs at www.epalestine.ps.