Faisal I of Iraq

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King Faisal I of Iraq, also known as Faisal bin Hussein (May 20, 1883 – September 8, 1933) was the King of Iraq from 1921-1933 and the son of Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.


  • We Arabs, especially the educated among us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement.... We will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home.
    • From correspondence with American Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter.
    • Tessler, Mark. A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Indiana UP, Bloomington and Indianapolis. P. 152.

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