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Adel Bishtawi and Adel S(aid) Bishtawi are the same person but the latter is used for
academic reaserch and Stone Age Applied Biliteral Etymology studies.
■ A (Adel) S (Said) Bishtawi was Born in Nazareth, Palestine, on the 2 October
■ He read English Literature and linguistics at Damascus University and Studied
Linguistics at the Central London Polytechnic.
■ Started his journalistic career with the Syrian News Agency (Damascus).
■ In London (England) he became Front Page Editor of Al Arab Newspaper, the first
pan Arab Newspaper launched in Europe.
■ In 1978, he joined Mr Jihad Al Khazen in establishing Asharq Al Awsat Newspaper
(London) as Business and Supplements Editor.
■ In 1980, he was appointed Central Managing Editor of the Emirates News Agency
in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
■ In 1988, he joined Mr Jamil Mrowa (who later relaunched the Daily Star in Beirut in
1996) in London for the re-launch of Al Hayat Newspaper and continued under the
editorship of Mr. Jihad Al Khazen (and ownership of Prince Khaled Bin Sultan) as
Business, Supplements and IT Editor.
■ Bishtawi remained in that post until he left in April 2001 to dedicate his time to
■ Bishtawi was production assistant for a number of TV documentaries. He later
produced, directed and wrote “Muslims along the Silk Road”, a 5 part-60-minutes-
each documentary tracing Muslim culture, heritage and legacy of Muslim pioneers
and merchants along the Silk Road.
■ He hosted for TV and press interviews world political leaders, ministers, writers,
businessmen, artists etc. including Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi, British Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher, Afghanistan President Hafizullah Amin (shortly before
his execution with members of his family at the start of the Russian invasion of his
country), Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir
Muhammad, Pakistan President Mohammad Zial-ul-Haq, Prime Minister Mohammad
Khan Junejo, Austrian Chancellor Fred Sinowatz, Sheikh Issa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
the Emir of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani the Emir of Qatar, Saad Al
Abdulla Al Sabah the Prime Minister of Kuwait and many others.
■ As author, his early published work included 5 anthologies of short stories and a
novella. His 2017 author portfolio consists of 20 published books in Arabic and
■ The Andalusian Moriscos (History of the Moriscos after the Fall of Granada) was
first published in Cairo in 1982. Two more editions were published in Damascus in
1985 and 1987.
■ His first novel Traces of a Tattoo was published in 1998 by The Arab Institute for
Publication and Studies, Beirut (Lebanon), Amman (Jordan), and proclaimed by
critics an “instant success” (Reviews).
■ The second novel Times of Death and Roses was published by The Arab Institute
for Publication and Studies, Beirut (Lebanon), Amman (Jordan), in early 1999.
■ Gardens of Despair, his third novel, was published by The Arab Institute for
Publication and Studies, Beirut (Lebanon), Amman (Jordan), in late 2000 and
released to the public in 2002.
■ The Martyrdom of the Andalusian Nation (Part I) was published by The Arab
Institute for Publication and Studies, Beirut (Lebanon), Amman (Jordan), in March
■ During 2001-2002 he co-authored A Thousand Miles in One Step, a book by HRH
Prince Abdulla Bin Mosaad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, a grandson of the founder of
Saudi Arabia. The book was published by the Arab Institute for Publication and
Studies, Beirut (Lebanon), Amman (Jordan). It is the first work to reveal the true
circumstances of the death in 1975 of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia as
neither a conspiracy nor a plot of the state.
■ History of Injustice in the Arab World (2005/2006) was published by the Arab
Institute for Publication and Studies, Beirut (Lebanon), Amman (Jordan), and
launched at the Sharjah (UAE) World Book Fair in December 2005.
■ My Vision – Challenges in the Race for Excellence was co-authored with HH
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and launched on presentation of a copy
by Sheikh Mohammed to Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the
United Arab Emirates on Sunday 23 April 2006. It was co-published by the Arab
Institute for Publication and Studies, Beirut (Lebanon), Amman (Jordan) and
Motivate, Dubai, UAE.
■ In 2007 History of American Injustice: The Beginning of the Long-Term Imperial
Demise was published by the Arab Institute for Publication and Studies, Beirut,
Lebanon, Amman, Jordan.
■ The first edition of the Origin of Arabic Numerals: a natural history of numbers, was
published in 2008. The 2nd Edition was published in 2009 by the Institute for
Publication and Studies, Beirut, Lebanon, Amman, Jordan. A third edition was
published in 2011 by AuthorHouse.
■ In 2010 the Natural Foundations of Arab Civilisation: Origins of Alphabets,
Numerals, Measurements, Weights, Jurisdiction and currency, was published by
Institute for Publication and Studies, Beirut, Lebanon, Amman, Jordan.
■ The English version of Traces of a Tattoo was published by AuthorHouse on
■ The English version of Times of Death and Roses was published by AuthorHouse
■ Origin of "Semitic" Languages (Arabic title: Origin of Speech) was published by
AuthorHouse on 09.03.2013.
■ Roots of Religions is expected to be published in late 2017 or early 2018.
■ In 2017 Bishtawi sponsored the foundation of the Creativity Initiative composed
presently of several units including blogs, Facebook pages and Google Plus pages.
■ In 2012 Bishtawi joined dozens of friends and colleagues to establish the Syrian
Writers Association, the first democratic organisation to be established in Syria.
Bishtawi is a founding member, elected member of the Associations's General
Assembly and elected member of the Executive Bureau. In 2017 he was appointed
chairman of the Associations's Election Committee to elect a new president of the
Assoication following the death of the founding member Jalal Sadeq Al Azam.
■ The writer has published hundreds of articles and interviews in Arabic and English.
He is hosted on TV and participates in conferences and seminars on history,
literature, religion, economy and current affairs.
✿ A Bishtawi lives in Malta. He is married with two sons – Sammy and Daniel and he
is blessed with one of the greatest wives on Earth – Susan.
See post about Susan here:
Affiliations and community pages:
► Google Scholar: Adel Bishtawi - Google Scholar Citations
► Academia.edu: http://independent.academia.edu/AdelBishtawi
► Member of Instittuto Hispano Arabe De Cultura (ARABISMO)
► Syrian Writers Association (Co-founder, Elected member of the General
Assembly, Elected member of Executive Bureau): http://syrianwa.org
✿ Facebook pages:
✿ Google Plus pages
► https://plus.google.com/+AdelBishtawihistorian_and_no…/posts (General).
► https://plus.google.com/collection/wJdrb (Poetry Flames)
THE THREE GODS OF MONOTHEISM)
(English: THE THREE GODS OF MONOTHEISM)
Interests: reading, computing, travelling
Home Page: www.bishtawi.com
Other sites: www.arabicnumerals.net
Published writer: Yes