Nonie Darwish

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Cairo, Egypt
Alma materAmerican University

Nonie Darwish is a "leader of Arabs for Israel [1] and the daughter of a slain fighter from Gaza". She appears as a narrator in the anti-Muslim propaganda film Obsession.[2]


Darwish was born in Cairo in 1948, and in the early 1950s moved with her family to the Egyptian-occupied Gaza Strip, where her father, Lt.-Gen. Mustafa Hafez, was appointed by president Gamal Abdel Nasser to command Egyptian army intelligence. She graduated from the American University,


Nonie Darwish has worked as a journalist. In 1978 she moved to the US, where she became a Christian and founded Arabs for Israel. [3]


  1. Arabs for Israel website
  2. Adam Shatz, Short Cuts, London Review of Books, 9 October 2008.
  3. 'Speakers and Organizers', The Intelligence Summit website, 2005.