Alaqsa Mosque, East Jerusalem, Baghdad discussed on Michael Medved


Was assassinated coming out of alaqsa mosque in east jerusalem he was holding hands actually with his little grandson then king hussein was a young man and he was shot to death in front of the mosque by palestinian gunmen the the leader of baghdad of of iraq who was a king at the time king faisal was torn apart actually chopped into pieces by a mob in baghdad in 1958 along with his prime minister this was knees 'aim who had proposed taking these extra refugees in return for the israelis giving him some land he was also deposed and he was part of sixteen different regime changes in sixteen years in syria so when you're dealing with this kind of instability it didn't make a lot of sense for the israelis to give up too much and part of what happened was there was an absolute see change in the middle east in 1954 israel was six years old but at that point there was a shift on the part of the soviet union was very fateful and very important up until 1954 the soviet union had tried to cultivate good relations with the state of israel there was the feeling that a lot of the people who would organize the state including the the prime minister of the founding prime minister david ben gurion described themselves as socialists that they might be sympathetic to the soviet union to and has left wing communist ideology and maybe it could help give the soviets a beachhead in the middle east but the.

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