Vivien Leigh was born 100 years ago, on 5 November 1913.
This post titled 'Kuwait expelled thousands of Palestinians' was censored a few times...
The Iran-Iraq War from 1980 to 1988, the 1990 Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, the first Gulf War and subsequent conflicts all generated hundreds of thousands if not millions of refugees. Iran also provided asylum for 1,400,000 Iraqi refugees who had been uprooted as a result of the Persian Gulf War (1990–91).
Nearly 2.2 million Iraqis have fled the country since 2003, with nearly 100,000 fleeing to Syria and Jordan each month between 2003 and 2006.
Palestinian Forced Displacement from Kuwait: The Overdue Accounting:
Palestinians in Kuwait - Terror and ethnic cleansing
Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt was born in 1918 and died in 1970. Nasser was a pivotal figure in the recent history of the Middle East and played a highly prominent role in the 1956 Suez Crisis. Nasser has been described as the first leader of an Arab nation who challenged what was perceived as the western dominance of the Middle East. Nasser remains a highly revered figure in both Egypt and the Arab world.
November 8, 2013
At a packed conference in Ramallah today, the retired general Tawfik Tirawi, once head of the Palestinian Authority's feared West Bank intelligence, squarely pointed the finger at Israel for the assassination of Yasser Arafat. There are lots of reasons to suspect Israeli responsibility. The former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was vocal over the years in admitting he had tried but failed to kill Arafat. Israel had famously botched its 1997 attempt to poison the political leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal.
(The Photo is occasionally deactivated because it is 'too sensible' for certain governments)
As a reminder:
March 11, 2002
Arafat Headquarters Bombed to Ruin
GAZA CITY — It was a vivid symbol of his power and of the state he expected to create and lead. But much of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's headquarters lay in ruins Sunday after Israeli warships and combat helicopters blasted the building from the air and sea with about 35 missiles in 45 minutes.
The attack came in retaliation for a pair of horrific Palestinian assaults Saturday--a suicide bombing at a crowded Jerusalem cafe and a shooting rampage at a hotel in the town of Netanya that left 16 people dead and about 100 wounded.
March 20, 2002
'Cheney calms Palestinian anger with Arafat offer - US vice-president suggests talks'
The US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, yesterday made partial amends for the Bush administration's boycott of Yasser Arafat, saying he would meet the Palestinian leader once a Middle East ceasefire is achieved. The offer was the more generous of two incentives dangled in front of Mr Arafat yesterday as Mr Cheney weighed in on behalf of Washington's efforts to impose a ceasefire on the 18-month uprising. The Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, had a proposal of his own - although one that appeared calculated to humiliate the Palestinian leader.
November 9, 2013 - 'Mystery around Yasser Arafat’s death deepens with polonium poisoning findings’:
On November 15, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated.
American Occupation Troops Arrive in Luxembourg, November 1918
American soldiers shipping off to the Philippines in 1899