Tag 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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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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Aug. 31, 1947: Herbert Kline Shoots ‘Palestine’s First Feature Film Drama’

Note: My original post from 2005 on the 1947project was essentially a transcription of the 1947 L.A. Times story. Kline died in 1999. The film was released as “Beit Avi.” More on the film here.

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Aug. 1, 1947: Angry British Kill Five Jews in Tel Aviv Riot

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

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July 23, 1947: British Attacked in New Battle of Jerusalem

  Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. British Attacked in New Battle of Jerusalem JERUSALEM, July 22 (AP)—A new “Battle of Jerusalem” roared tonight. Machinegun fire, Molotov cocktails and road mines set … Continue reading

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June 29, 1947: ‘Palestine Extremists Kill Two More Britons’

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

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Ernst Lubitsch Dies!

Note: This is a post I originally wrote for the 1947project in 2005. I’m reposting it for newer readers. CAIRO, Nov. 30. (AP) With Arab bitterness mounting in the Middle East, Syrian demonstrators set fire to the United States Legation … Continue reading

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