Musalaha Leadership


Executive Director

Salim J. Munayer is Executive Director and founder of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation, which has been bringing Israelis and Palestinians together since 1990. Salim is a Palestinian-Israeli born in Lod as one of six children and received his BA from Tel Aviv University in History and Geography, his MA from Fuller Theological Seminary, graduate studies in New Testament from Pepperdine University and his PhD from the Oxford Center of Mission Studies in the UK. His doctoral dissertation was written on "The Ethnic Identity of Palestinian Arab Christian Adolescents in Israel." He has published several books on Reconciliation, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and Christians in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Salim served as academic dean of the Bethlehem Bible College from 1989 to 2008, and continues to serve as a professor at the college. He is also an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Salim is married to Kay and has four sons, Jack, Daniel, John and Sam.

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MUSALAHA Board

Evan Thomas - Chairman of the Board
Salim J. Munayer - Professor, Musalaha Director
Nizar Touma - Nazarene Pastor, Nazareth
Rittie Katz - Educator
Munther Isaaq - Lecturer, Academic Dean, Bethlehem Bible College
Lisa Loden - Educator
Tanas Qassis - Middle East Director, Church Mission Society
Botrus Mansour - General Director, Nazareth Baptist School


Musalaha is recognized by numerous international Christian agencies and leaders. A few of these are: