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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 21, 1949

    Meeting of the Lebanese Opposition

    Notes on communication between members of the Phalangist party and Emile Edde.

  • April 29, 1949

    Al-Najadah (Najjadah) Party Meeting

    Short document regarding a meeting of members of al-Najaddah in order to increase their membership and improve their image.

  • May 02, 1949

    Protest Meeting in Lebanon

    Document regarding a meeting of a Lebanese opposition group (possibly the Union of Lebanese Labor Unions, or else an associated group) including where it met and who attended.

  • May 03, 1949

    The Parti Populaire and the Lebanese Army

    Document regarding continued PPS recruitment among the ranks of the Lebanese Army.

  • May 03, 1949

    Kurdish Activities in Syria

    Document regarding Kurdish activities including in northern Syria, a Kurdish magazine in Paris, and activities of the Kurdish party in Beirut.

  • May 05, 1949

    Lebanese Republican Independence Party

    The Journalist Informer reports that Konsṭanṭin [?] Tābit reconstituted the Lebanese Republican Independence Party and met with party members to discuss recruiting the youth.

  • May 06, 1949

    al-Dāhashiya [Dahashiya]

    Information on the formation of al-Dāhashiya by Ibrahīm al-Dāhashī and [Salim Damwa], their recent activities.

  • July 30, 1949

    The 'Popular Resistance' Newspaper

    Report on publication plans of a leftist newspaper published by the League of Palestinian National Liberty.

  • August 10, 1949

    Movements of the Lebanese Opposition

    Report on the activities of various Lebanese opposition groups, including the Phalangists, the Communist party, the National Bloc and Palestinian refugees.

  • April 01, 1953

    The Dispute between Chamoun [Shamūn] and Jumblat [Junblāṭ]

    Jumblatt intends to foment a mass movement against Chamoun, and prospects for reconciliation are dim. Chehab describes the onset and advancements of this rift.

  • July 15, 1953

    Mustapha al-Siba'i's Activities in Lebanon

    Document describes Mustafa al-Siba'i's movements and activities including his trip to Beirut, his involvement in Lebanese politics and interaction with Arab nationalists, his activities in Egypt and Iraq and information on the group 'Servants of the Prophet' ('Obaad al-rahmaan).

  • 1956

    The Political Situation in Lebanon

    Lebanese government leaders debate military action against Egypt, and other countries scrutinize Lebanon's domestic situation.

  • 1956

    The Political Situation in Lebanon

    Account of the importance of the President to Lebanon's policies, the stages of Lebanon's foreign policy in the last two years, and a British visit to Cairo.

  • January 09, 1956

    Meeting at the Villa of Sheikh Salim al-Khoury in 'Aukar

    A plan emerges to exploit Lebanese uranium ore, and an American diplomat discusses prospects for the Lebanese government, a recent resolution forbidding army supplies, and other regional issues.

  • April 20, 1956

    Development of Lebanon's Political Situation

    While the Lebanese government favors Iraq and the British, it faces pressure to support Egyptian-Syrian-Saudi policies, and an opposition front is expected to form in the coming weeks.

  • July 25, 1956

    Report No. 7, 'Development of Arab Political Activities in Lebanon in relation to the Opposition to, and Support of the Turkish Alliance'

    Account of Lebanese perspectives toward the Turkish Alliance, controversy over a Saudi Ambassador, US intervention, and several other matters of urgency.

  • 1957

    Untitled report about meetings between Syrian officials and the Lebanese opposition

    Lebanese opposition and Syrian officials meet in Damascus to plan the removal of the Lebanese government from power.

  • 1957

    Syria’s Position vis-à-vis Lebanon

    The Syrian government and leftist leaders disapprove of the Lebanese government, Lebanese opposition leaders prepare a campaign against the government, and other Arab countries configure their policies toward Syria.

  • November 04, 1957

    Mounting a Coup d’État in Lebanon

    Account of plans and objectives for a coup in Lebanon.

  • June 17, 1958

    Untitled report on Soviet-Egyptian relations

    Account of Syrian Army meetings to discuss responses to Lebanon and the deployment of foreign troops.