Category Archives: Middle East

December 1947: ‘Taxi Army’ Saves Tel Aviv

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Quote of the day: “Dream Dress to dance into 1948—Young sorceress of the wand-waist, bouffant skirt school, whirls through the holidays in the luminous splendor of … Continue reading

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December 1947: Arabs Burn U.S. Embassy; Lubitsch Dies at 55

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Ernst Lubitsch dies at his home in Bel-Air. He is 55. Quote of the day: “Why not? I have nothing to go home to. My mother … Continue reading

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November 1947: U.N. Approves Partition of Palestine; Iraq Leader Predicts Massacre Across the Mideast

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (AP)—Partitioning of Palestine into Jewish and Arab countries was approved by the United Nations Assembly late today. Arabs promptly threatened general opposition … Continue reading

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Nov. 13-14, 1947: Deadly Violence in the Holy Land

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October 1947: Lebanese, Syrian, Egyptian Armies Gather at Palestine Border for Possible Invasion

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. BEIRUT, Oct. 9 (U.P.)—The Lebanese and Syrian governments have ordered various units of their armies to mass along the Palestine borders for a possible invasion of … Continue reading

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