Tuesday, February 7th | 17 Shevat 5783

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2022


Maria Maaloof

Journalist and Broadcaster

Lebanese Christian journalist Maria Maaloof has lived in political exile in the US since 2021, after she faced charges of treason in her home country for the act of giving an interview to an Israeli broadcaster. A stalwart opponent of the Iranian regime and its Lebanese Shi’a surrogate Hezbollah, Maaloof responded to the treason charges by countering that the damage visited on Lebanon by Israel did not compare to Iran’s record in that regard. Maaloof’s work in journalism has frequently aimed to humanize Israel and Judaism in the eyes of Arab audiences. Among her pieces in 2022 was a feature about Joseph Samuels – an Iraqi Jew born in Baghdad in 1930 – that exposed her viewers to the harrowing story of the expulsion of the Iraqi Jewish community. (Photo: Youtube User Photo)


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