Joseph Willits

Joseph Willits has been Caabu's Head of Parliamentary Affairs since February 2024, prior to which he was Caabu’s Parliamentary and Events Officer since March 2013.

At Caabu, Joseph has led cross-party Parliamentary delegations to Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, engages regularly with parliamentarians providing briefings, co-ordinates and arranges meetings for the All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on Palestine, Jordan, Libya and the Arab world, and engages and works with other organisations, both in the UK, the region, and globally. 

Before arriving at Caabu, Joseph was a deputy editor at the political website, ConservativeHome. In 2010, Joseph spent a significant time teaching in Homs, Syria. He has written about his experiences for the Guardian: ‘The cult of Bashar al-Assad’.

He has also written for Left Foot Forward about chemical attacks in Syria: It is tragic that only reports of chemical attacks return international attention to Syria and for the Runnymede Trust's Race Card blog on Arab stereotypes: Hooked on Arab Stereotypes. Joseph has been frequently quoted in the media on several occasions and has made numerous TV and radio appearances. He has also spoken frequently in schools about Palestine, Islamophobia, Arab and Muslim stereotypes, multiculturalism, refugees and the situation in Syria, as part of Caabu’s education programme.

He tweets @josephwillits.

To contact Joseph you can email ([email protected]) or telephone (0207 832 1325).