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Palestinian Author & Screenwriter Rula Jebreal

Rula was born in Haifa, Israel in 1973 and then lived with her family in East Jerusalem. She was brought to Dar El-Tifel orphanage at the age of 5 after the death of her mother. She studied here and graduated in 1991. In 1993 she got a scholarship from the Italian government to study medicine. She received a degree in physiotherapy from Bologna University. She went back to school specializing in journalism and political science. She immediately started working for newspapers such as Il Resto del Carlino, Il Giorno e La Nazione and Il Messaggero. Her area of expertise is foreign affairs related to the Arab Israeli conflict and the uprising of Islamic movements.

In 2000, she started working in television where she became the first foreign anchorwoman broadcasting the 8pm news.

In 2004, she started her daily talk show, Ominibus. She interviewed the most important and prestigious personalities from Italy, Palestine, Israel, and Europe. These included: Silvio Berlusconi, ex prime minister, Massimo D’Alema, the president of the Parliament, Lamberto Dini, minister of foreign affairs in France, Bernard Kouchner, Palestinian President, Abu Mazen along with Nobel Prize winner El Baradei.

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