World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Mohammed Assaf

Designation: Singer

Country: Palestine

He struck global fame as the winner of the second season of Arab Idol, broadcast by the MBC network. He was given the nickname Asaroukh (The Rocket) by Lebanese singer and Arab Idol judge Ragheb Alama.

In 2013, Assaf was named a goodwill ambassador for peace by The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He was also named ambassador of culture and arts by the Palestinian government and was offered a position with “diplomatic standing” by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

Assaf was acclaimed by the jury and the public. His victory received worldwide coverage from the media and was welcomed with joy by Palestinians and the rest of the Arab world.

Arab idol

Assaf was named a goodwill ambassador for peace by The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).