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Newspaper publishing executive

Raja Issa Elissa, Palestinian, Israeli newspaper publishing executive.

Background

Elissa, Raja Issa was born on October 14, 1922 in Jaffa, Palestine. Son of Issa Daoud and Zahia (Malak) Elissa.

Education

Bachelor, American University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1942. Journalism student, Columbia University, New York City, 1960.

Career

Sub-editor Falastin Newspaper (Arabic), Jaffa, 1942-1945, deputy editor, 1945-1948, public, editor Jerusalem, 1950-1967, Jerusalem Star (English), 1966-1967. Editor Palestine News (English), Jerusalem, 1967. Chairman, vice chairman, board directors Jordan Press and Publication Company, Amman, 1967-1976.

Deputy director general Jordan Press Foundation, Public of Al Rai & Jordan Times (Arbic and English), 1977-1988. Chairman, general manager Jordan Distribution Agency Ltd., since 1970.

Connections

Married Nadia Samuel Farajalla, August 5, 1945.

father:
Issa Daoud Elissa

mother:
Zahia (Malak) Elissa

spouse:
Nadia Samuel Farajalla