Sulaiman Khatib was born in Hizmeh, a town just outside Jerusalem, currently residing in Ramallah. He is a Board Member of Middle East Dreamers, and is former co-founder and former Co- Director of Combatants for Peace (CfP). CfP is a non-profit Israeli and Palestinian peace building organisation located in Bethlehm and Tel Aviv. Currently he serves as the Director of International Relations for Combatants for Peace.
Sulaiman was the founder and General Director of Al-Qud’s Association for Democracy and Dialogue, which he founded with fellow Palestinian peace activists in 2005. Al-Qud’s worked with youth in order to be able to create effective and sustainable projects and programs focusing on the promotion of peace, democracy, dialogue and civic participation in the Palestinian Territories.
At the age of 14 Sulaiman was sentenced to 15 years in prison and served a term of 10.5 years. He spent his time in jail learning about history, Hebrew, English and about other world conflicts and peace activists such as Ghandi and Mandela. He acquired his entire education and worldview in jail. This is when he started to have new thoughts about the conflict and the means for resolving it. As a result he is a committed advocate for peace in the Middle East and an active member of various programs aiming to promote a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, within local communities, as well as on regional and international levels.
Sulaiman and Chen Alon, another co-founder of Combatants for Peace were nominated twice for the Nobel peace prize 2017 & 2018. Both times the nomination was on behalf of CfP.
Sulaiman has a biography that came out on April 13, 2021 with beacon press. He also starred in the award winning film about Combatants for Peace, called ‘Disturbing the Peace,’ which was released in 2016.