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Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 4. 1947 – 1948. Al-Nakba: Partition of Palestine and Creation of Israel

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July 22, 2020

Theodore Herzl

In the late 1800’s, Theodore Herzl and other Jewish leaders in Europe began pushing for the establishment of a Jewish…

Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 5. Syria 1949: The First, But Not Last, U.S. Coup Against Democratic Governments in Middle East

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July 22, 2020

Syria was created as a French mandate after World War I as the Arab Kingdom of Syria,  but in 1946, with King Faisal as its nominal head, Syria became an…

Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 6. Iran. The 1953 CIA Coup Against Mosaddegh

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July 22, 2020

In 1953, the CIA deposed Mohammed Mosaddegh, the Prime Minister of Iran, and replaced him with Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the man we call “the Shah,” whose…

Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 7. 1956 Suez Crisis

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July 22, 2020

Suez Canal 1954

A chronology of U.S. policy in the Middle East would be incomplete without the Suez Crisis, the 1956 invasion of Egypt by Britain,…

Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 8. Israeli-Arab Wars of 1967 and 1973

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July 22, 2020

Featured Image: For a Perfect Holiday – Visit Egypt

Following the partition of Palestine and the establishment of Israel in 1948, and Israel’s subsequent invasion of the Sinai eight…