Learn More

Tawfiq Zayyad

(1929 –1994)

Tawfiq Zayyad
Do you like this poet?
3 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Tawfiq Ziad (Arabic: توفيق زيّاد‎, Hebrew: תאופיק זיאד‎, also spelt Tawfik Zayyad or Tawfeeq Ziad, 7 May 1929 – 5 July 1994) was a Palestinian politician well known for his "poetry of protest".[1]
Born in the Galilee, Ziad studied literature in USSR.[2] After returning home, he was elected mayor of Nazareth on 9 December 1973, as head of Palestine 48 Rakah, a communist party, a victory that is said to have "surprised and alarmed" Israelis.[3]
Elected to the Knesset in the 1973 elections on Rakah's list, Ziad was active in pressuring the Israeli government to change its policies towards Arabs - both those inside Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories. A report he ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about Tawfiq Zayyad

There is no comment submitted by members..
Click here to write your comments about Tawfiq Zayyad

Top Poets

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]