Musallam Ali Musallam


  • 1994, Ph. D. Degree in International Relations from Georgetown University, Washington , D.C.
  • Fellowship at St. John’s College, Oxford University, England.
  • M.A. from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • 1981 B.A. Political Sciences, West Liberty State College, West Virginia.


  • 1996 to present Managing Partner for ‘SKAB for Commerce & Industry’
  • Lecturer in International Affairs at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Wrote numerous articles for OKAZ, Saudi Arabia’s leading daily newspaper
  • Member of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic mission, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Ministry of Defense & Aviation, Riyadh


  • Vice Chairman of the Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York
  • Member of the American Businessmen of Jeddah
  • Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization
  • Member of World Economic Forum


Author of “The Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait,” published by British Academic Press, 1996.

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Does America really ‘share values’ with today’s Israel?

In the late sixties or early seventies, when I served as the executive head of the Synagogue Council of America, the coordinating body for certain social action and interreligious activities of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform national rabbinical and congregational organizations in the United States, I had a private conversation—one of many—with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, who was considered the leader of modern Orthodoxy in the United States, if not the world.

Rabbi Soloveitchik had just completed a high-level seminar attended by a select group of rabbis and Christian ministers. I asked him if he would agree to lead another such a seminar on the Jewish attachment to the Land of Israel and the concept of “kedushat haaretz” (the holiness of the land), and how these are to be differentiated from concepts such as “blut und boden” (blood and land) at the heart of German fascism and other totalitarian regimes.

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