Hisham Jaber

Hisham Jaber
هشام جابر
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Personal details
Born (1942-09-13) September 13, 1942 (age 78)
Nabatieh, Lebanon
Alma mater Lebanese Army Military Academy (B.S.)
Command and General Staff College (M.M.A.S.)
University of Paris IV (DEA/Ph.D.)
Military service
Allegiance  Lebanon
Years of service 1961–2000
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General

General Hisham M. Jaber (born September 13, 1942) (Arabic: اللواء الركن هشام جابر‎) is a retired Lebanese Major General and political researcher.

Early life and education

Born in Nabatieh, in South Lebanon, he is the grandson of historian Muhammad Jaber Al Safa, and great-grandson of sheikh Ahmad Reda. After graduating from the Lebanese Army Military Academy, he was sent to the French postgraduate école d'application, in Saint-Maixent-l'École, for specialized infantry training.

He then followed intensive courses in public relations and information at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) in Indiana, U.S. in 1976. He continued his studies in psychological warfare in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1982, Jaber graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, also earning a master's degree in mass communication from the University of Kansas.

Jaber then obtained a DEA (diplôme d'études approfondies) in contemporary history at the Sorbonne (Paris IV), Paris, France in 1993, and later in 1997, a Ph.D. in modern political history also at the Sorbonne. His four-hour thesis defense was attended by several political figures, including French Foreign Minister Hervé de Charette, French deputy Gérard Bapt and Lebanese statesman Raymond Eddé.

Jaber is regularly hosted and cited as a military and Middle East politics expert by such outlets as the Associated Press, the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, The Economist, BBC, France 24, Al Jazeera and others.

During the 2018 Lebanese general election, Jaber ran as an independent candidate against the Amal Movement/Hezbollah list in the South III electoral district. He headed the Al-Janūb Yastahiqq ("The South Deserves It") list, which placed second in terms of overall votes in the district.

Military career


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