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Under Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, pan-Arabism dominated politics in the 1950s and 1960s

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Abdel Nasser was a charismatic legend who bought into a socialist ideology that was hostile to imperialism and Zionism. 

Hammud, H. (n.d.). Arab nationalism and political Islam: Secularism – ″the other option″? - Dialogue with the Islamic World.

TRTWorld. (2017, November 15). Palestine marks 29th anniversary of Declaration of Independence. Palestine marks 29th anniversary of declaration of independence.

Yasser Arafat when he stood before the members of PNC in its 19th session held in Algeria, where he declared: “In the name of God and in the name of the Palestinian Arab people, I declare the establishment of the State of Palestine on our Palestinian land, with Holy Jerusalem as its capital”

PNC. (2020, November 15). PNC: Independence declaration established the stage for global recognition of the Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital. المجلس الوطني الفلسطيني.

Area C, controlled by Israel under Oslo Accords, in blue and red, in December 2011

Compiled and created by L. Cavallaro October 2021 | Updated December 2022