Nora Lester Murad

Writer of fiction and commentary in Jerusalem, Palestine

Nora Lester Murad, PhD, is a writer in Jerusalem, Palestine. Her blog, The View From My Window in Palestine ( covers international aid, development, community philanthropy and daily life under military occupation. She volunteers with Aid Watch Palestine (, a new initiative that invites Palestinians and aid actors to work together to make aid accountable. Nora is a Policy Member of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network and was a co-founder of Dalia Association (, Palestine's first community foundation.