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 1945.
■ 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 M
r 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 writing.
■ 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 f
or TV and press interviews world political leaders, ministers, writers, businessmen, artists etc. including Indian Prim
e Minister Indira Ghandi, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Afghanistan President Hafiz
ullah 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 English.
■ 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 2001.
■ 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 07.25.2011.
■ The English version of Times of Death and Roses was published by AuthorHouse on 08.09.2011.
■ 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: and community pages:► Google Scholar: Adel Bishtawi – Google Scholar Citations
► Member of Instittuto Hispano Arabe De Cultura (ARABISMO)
► Syrian Writers Association (Co-founder, Elected member of the General Assembly, Elected member of Executive Bureau):✿ Facebook pages:
►✿ Google Plus pages
Some links to Bishtawi’s books (Arabic and English)
Manifest Destiny of Imperial Decline (Arabic Only)
A History of American Injustice (Arabic Only)
History of Injustice in the Arab World (Arabic Only)
Google Books
Martyrdom of the Andalusian Nation (Arabic Only)
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The Andalusian Moriscos (Arabic Only)
Origin of the Arabic Numerals: A Natural History of Numbers
The wonder of the unique Arabic numerals is so blunted by common use we forget sometimes that their sudden disappearance might cause our civilisation to grind to a halt with catastrophic consequences. The invention of the system was as a great a revolution as the invention of writing, and to both the transition from barbarism to civilisation is attributed. Indeed, both may have a single source created in a time beyond the horizon of our remotest past. Contrary to what is generally believed, there lies the origin of the Arabic numerals – beyond the horizon of our remotest past. The history of our ancient numerals has been an intriguing mystery. For over two centuries historians of numbers have tried to trace the roots of the system. Hundreds of manuscripts have been analysed and then reanalysed, historical accounts studied, and book after book churned out but remarkably, solid leads to the origin of the numerals remained cold. Almost despairingly, Karl Menninger confessed that the “desire to hold in one’s hand the key to a mystery which experts have sought for in vain remains alive in all periods of history”. In this thoroughly researched book, historian Adel S. Bishtawi believes the mystery has been unlocked, and in the process, much more was found than expected. If his conclusions are correct, our numerals, which are miniature drawings of the hand and fingers, may be 5000-7000 years old. Moreover, it is known that numerals were invented before the letters of alphabets. It is probable that some of these numerals were employed as letters in the universal alphabet used by most nations.
Google Books
Traces of a Tattoo
Google Books
TRACES of a TATTOO A novel by Adel Bishtawi One of the most important contemporary Arab novelists’ Described as an odyssey in time and memory’ by the highly respected Moroccan literary critic Mohamed Alloutt, Traces of a Tattoo established its author as an influential new voice in Arabic fiction writing. Many literary critics and readers agreed: Traces of a Tattoo is a major landmark in modern Arab literature and will consecrate the author as one of the most important contemporary Arab novelists’ Al Quds Al Arabi Newspaper (London) Traces of a Tattoo earns one of its distinguished qualities from its scrupulous monitoring of its characters in their silence, speech and movements – in its scrutiny of their reactions…spreading numbness in both body and soul’ Al Hayat Newspaper (London) Traces of a Tattoo is no ordinary novel. Evoking the example of giant literary works such as Cities of Salt by Abdulrahman Munif, The Boys of our Neighbourhood by Najib Mahfouz…it is an odyssey in time and memory’ Al Sahraa Newspaper (Morocco) One of the most beautiful Arab novels I have read in recent years’ Al Quds Al Arabi Newspaper (London) A novel with something of everything…it exercises acute observation of the characters’ behaviour and fates, summing it all up in a skilful but lucid dramatization of the complexity that marks the life of a human being’ Al Watan Newspaper (Kuwait) Life less Ordinary: Palestinian Arab Polymath A.S. Bishtawi: I have all the time in the world for Adel Said Bishtawi. This Palestinian-born Arab creative polymath has written extraordinary articles, novels and produced documentaries on Muslim and Arab culture around the world…If you haven’t read Traces of a Tattoo yet, I recommend you go grab it any way you can’ Anisa Benmoktar, Full reviews: