A two-year fellow (2005-2007), Khatib interned at Knesset with MK Ehud Rassabi of the Finance Committee and with Knesset member Michael Eitan. His research focused on small businesses in the Arab sector and joint employment zones for the Israeli-Arab sector.
Following the program, Khatib worked in economic development at Tzafona, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for Israel’s north founded by Eitan and Stef Wertheimer of Iscar. Khatib also worked as a self-employed statistics consultant and as an economic researcher at the Galilee Society.
Khatib holds a B.A. in economics and statistics and an M.A. in economics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also hols a PhD in business administration, majoring in finance and banking, from Tel Aviv University.
Currently, Mahmood is a lecturer at Safed College and College of Israel.