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This Month In History in the Arab World

The 1920 Revolution which broke out on June 30, 1920 and lasted six months was not a transient event in the context of the Iraqi history of confronting British occupation. The Revolution left a tangible mark on political and intellectual life in Iraq and in large measure contributed to the...

The offensive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad published by a Danish newspaper shook the world in 2006 and sparked appalling waves of fury among Muslims. Numerous Arabs rioted in the Middle East in protest against the insulting caricatures, especially in Syria, where demonstrators took to the streets...

The mention of a national home for the Jewish community in Palestine was first clearly made in the 1917 Balfour Declaration. Although the letter addressed by British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild, the leader of the Jewish community in Britain, pledged not to endanger the...

June 5, 1967 signaled the beginning of a war that did not only witness the defeat of three Arab states by one enemy but also a change of regional borders and a second wave of large-scale migration. After the Six Day War, a new map was drawn for the entire Arab-Israeli conflict and new elements were...

King Abdullah I of Jordan was the son of Sharif Hussein of Mecca and the founder of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Initially, the British put the protectorate of Transjordan under the rule of Abdullah I as a reward for not attacking the French in Damascus where his brother Faisal was fighting to...

The support and financial assistance that Kuwait had contributed to Iraq during its long and bloody war against Iran resulted in Iranian hostility against Kuwait, manifesting itself in recurrent attacks on Kuwaiti oil tankers and personnel. By the end of the Iraq-Iran War, Iraq was heavily indebted...

The 1970 Dawson’s Field Hijacking had a major ripple effect, which not only had a tremendous impact on the Arab World, but also on the whole world in general. On Sunday, September 6th 1970, the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) managed to hijack three passenger planes that then...

October 12, 2005. The Voice of Lebanon broadcasting station receives a phone call from Gen Ghazi Kana’an asking “Wardeh” the hostess to spread what were soon to become his last words: “Unfortunately some tendentious media has pumped lies in order to mislead the public opinion, including...

Disguised as mourners bearing coffins on their shoulders, Juhayman Al-Otaybi , accompanied with Mohammed Abdullah Al-Qahtani and a group of militants, entered the Grand Mosque on the 20th of November 1979 under the pretense of attending morning prayers. Shortly, it turned out that the coffins were...

March 26, 1979 marked a turning point in the historical relations between Egypt and Israel. After three decades of war, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli PM Menahem Begin signed in the White House a peace deal brokered by the then American President Jimmy Carter.