Which Arab Leader Just Broke Up With Paris Hilton?S

This Oops! screenshot is from the always delightful Page Six Sightings section. It's a little blurb about Paris Hilton's former boyfriend, a fellow named Benji Madden (who actually looks like this). The picture, though, is of a fellow speaking into microphones with Arabic letters behind him (in green! He must be Hamas! Right??). Sadly we couldn't rack our meager brains (and Googles) well enough to name him. Can you please do that for us? Who is this mysterious bespectacled fellow, and why is he being associated with Ms. Hilton?