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The end of the Arab-Israeli conflict

It’s only taken a hundred and one years to correct one scribbled note

17 October 2020

9:00 AM

17 October 2020

9:00 AM

In January 1919, nearly three decades before the creation of the state of Israel, Chaim Weizmann, who would become the first president of the Jewish state signed an agreement with Amir Faisal, who would rule Syria and Iraq. The Weizmann-Faisal Agreement pledged Arab support for the establishment of a new Jewish homeland in Palestine nearly two millennia after the conquest and exile of the Jews from the land by the Romans.

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