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Laila El-Haddad

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Laila El-Haddad is a Palestinian writer, media consultant, culinary ethnographer and leading voice on the situation in Gaza. She is the co-author of The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey and the co-editor of the anthology Gaza Unsilenced with the late Dr. Refaat El-Areer and contributing author to multiple anthologies, newspapers and magazines. During her time as a reporter in Gaza between 2003 to 2007, she covered the Israeli Disengagement and the Palestinian elections and authored a blog about navigating life as a Palestinian mother and journalist. A graduate of Duke University and the Harvard Kennedy School with a focus on political science and public policy, much of her work centers around the intersections of food and politics. El-Haddad is a plaintiff in the lawsuit against President Biden, Secretary of State Blinken, and Secretary of Defense Austin for their failure to prevent and complicity in Israel’s unfolding genocide against her family and the 2.2 million Palestinians in Gaza.

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