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August 5, 1949

Untitled report on land purchases for the Jews

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Beirut, 5/8/1949 - No. 35


I learned from Noureddin Beik Bayhom that Jewish financial institutions are trying to buy the largest number of real-estate shares due to be sold in Douma-Damascus in agreement with American financiers. The Syrian Government plans to build a new city in Douma along the lines of Heliopolis in Cairo.


Noureddin Beik Bayhom says that this activity on the part of the Jews, even if secret, is supported by a number of major American financiers and their Syrian supporters.


Short document on Jewish businessmen purchasing real estate shares in the Douma-Damascus area.


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Emir Farid Chehab Collection, GB165-0384, Box 1, File 282/1, Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony’s College, Oxford.


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