Student of Palestinian history. Studies the local history of Haifa through city sanitation during the Mandate period (1920-1934).
Mr. Mahmoud is particularly interested in the relations between different communities (Palestinian, Jewish and British) as seen through neighborhoods, while the relations between Haifa city and villages around Haifa form another aspect of the relations between local administration and the central authority. Ahmad holds a BA in the History of Middle East and Political Science from Bir Zeit University in Ramallah. Today , he is an MA student in the Department of Islamic and Middle East Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and manages the Department of Arabic Language, Islam and the Middle East at the National Library of Israel.