Faisal of Arabia

The forgotten story of how Faisal I of Iraq helped shape the modern Middle East.

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June 12, 2014 13:19
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Faisal of Arabia

The forgotten story of how Faisal I of Iraq helped shape the modern Middle East. (photo credit: JERUSALEM POST)

 
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‘I have to say that it is my belief there is no Iraqi people inside Iraq. There are only diverse groups with no patriotic sentiments.”

This statement, true enough in 2014, was made by the first modern king of Iraq, Faisal I, in 1932.

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