Originally from Jerusalem, Mahmoud Abu Eid was educated at Ramallah in economics. He earned the MA in philosophy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2002, he is Director of the Oriental Museum. Mahmoud gave to the Tantur participants an Introduction to Islam on September 28. He is the former Editor at several Arabic newspapers in East Jerusalem, the former Projects Coordinator at the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center, and the former Correspondent of Alsharq Alawsat Newspaper in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He has served as the former Projects Coordinator at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Civic Education) and the former Advisor at the Willy Brant Center in East Jerusalem, and he is the Co-Founder of the Jerusalem Tourism Cluster (Specializing in developing different Touristic trails all around the country and mainly in Jerusalem).