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Elias Jahshan


Elias is a Palestinian-Lebanese-Australian journalist and writer who is currently the Social Media, SEO and Audience Editor at The New Arab. His short memoir ‘Coming Out Palestinian’ was anthologised in Arab Australian Other: Stories on Race and Identity (ed. Randa Abdel-Fattah & Sara Saleh; Picador, 2019), and he is the Editor of This Arab Queer: An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers (Saqi; 2022). He has been published in The Guardian, SBS Voices, My Kali and The Bookseller and is a former editor of Star Observer, Australia’s longest-running LGBTQ+ media outlet, and also a former board member of Arab Council Australia. 


Areas of focus: LGBTQ+ issues, arts and culture, social media, and Palestine.


Follow him on Twitter (and Instagram): @Elias_Jahshan

The New Arab Meets: Sami Tamimi to talk about his new cookbook Falastin, a love letter to Palestinian food, the land and its people.

14 May, 2020

#IWD2020: Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy's new book shows how the seven deadly sins can be used to dismantle patriarchal power structures around the world.

05 March, 2020

The New Arab Meets: Singer, songwriter and composer Juliana Yazbeck whose use of Western and Arabian string arrangements and beats tackles themes of cultural identity, empowerment, decolonisation and gender inequality.

21 February, 2020

The New Arab Meets: Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American legal scholar, human rights attorney, activist and author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine.

31 January, 2020

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

18 December, 2019

The New Arab Meets: Souraya Karami, the founder of Esska, a designer footwear brand located in the London neighbourhood of Chiswick.

06 December, 2019

The New Arab Meets: Khaled Makki, founder of London-based shoe brand Maksters, whose bold designs highlighting Palestinian craft and heritage have become a favourite among celebrities.

21 November, 2019

The New Arab Meets: The Bearded Bakers, a group of hirsute Arab-Australians, aiming to break down the stereotypes of Palestinians through dessert and dance with their popular pop-up knafeh stall.

06 September, 2019

At its core, BDS is a campaign promoting various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law. Here's everything you need to know about it:

09 July, 2019

Book Club: Joudie Kalla's latest cookbook hopes to connect those in the Palestinian diaspora with their culture and heritage through their love of food.

12 December, 2018