In addition to being a co-founder of Sabeel, Jerusalem, Jonathan is a co-founder of the Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq and co-founder of Nonviolence International. A well-known international human rights attorney, Jonathan practices in the US, Palestine, and Israel. He serves on the Board of Bethlehem Bible College and is President of the Board of Holy Land Trust. Jonathan was the head of the Legal Committee negotiating the Cairo Agreement of 1994 between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
After graduating with his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from Virginia Law School and practicing for a couple of years on Wall Street, Jonathan returned home to Palestine. Jonathan was a Visiting Scholar at Osgoode Law School at York University in Toronto in the Fall of 2017 and is a founding director of Just Peace Advocates Mouvement pour une Paix Juste, a Canadian based international law, human rights not-for-profit organization. Jonathan is a resident of East Jerusalem, and is a partner of Kuttab, Khoury, and Hanna Law Firm in East Jerusalem. He is the author of Beyond the Two-State Solution, suggesting that any solution be predicated on the basic existential needs of the two parties.