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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • May, 1945

    Al Kaf al Aswad (The Black Hand) Society

    Short document with information on the Palestinian Islamist organization the Black Hand society, its foundation and development, etc.

  • September 26, 1948

    Security Agreement between Lebanon and Syria

    [Probable draft] of a joint security agreement between the Lebanese Sûreté Générale and the Syrian Sûreté Générale with sections on Jewish people, foreigners, artists, refugees, Palestinians, Communists, political and diplomatic personalities and Lebanese and Syrian nationals.

  • April 30, 1949

    Stickers Relating to Palestine

    Short document regarding the location of new stickers relating to Palestine which were posted on the streets of Beirut.

  • June 29, 1949

    Jordanian Movements in Lebanon

    Report regarding a Jordanian officer who is in Lebanon to study the current situation in Syria; his meeting with several Palestinians.

  • June 30, 1949

    Coup d’Etat against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm

    The Journalist Informer reports that many Palestinians believe that the Za'īm regime won't last much longer; he meets with a source who confirms that there is activity in Syria related to a coup against Za'īm.

  • July 30, 1949

    The 'Popular Resistance' Newspaper

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

  • August 01, 1949

    Al Kaf al Aswad 'The Black Hand' Society

    The Journalist informer is approached with a request to help print leaflets for the Black Hand Society. Short report on the formation Black Hand Society and its recent activities in Lebanon.

  • 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.

  • September 15, 1949

    Accusation against Members of the Parti Populaire

    Report on accusations against 2 Palestinians who are involved in the PPS.

  • March 28, 1952

    His Eminence Haj Amin al-Husseini's [Amīn al-Ḥusaynī] Visit, and the Real Reason behind his Mission in Beirut

    Report on the President of the Higher Arab Commission's visit to Beirut to discuss Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

  • July 13, 1952

    Communist Activities

    Report on communist activities, including efforts to recruit Palestinian refugees, their efforts to include women in the movement, and Antūn Ṭābit's trip to Berlin.

  • November 10, 1953

    An Important Report about a Palestinian Network Working for America to Settle Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

    Report on a network working to settle Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

  • May 12, 1954

    Report about a Member of the Parti Populaire

    Report on a Palestinian agent of the Parti Populaire Syrien who is an employee of the Beirut office of the Arab Higher Commission.

  • September 29, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 29 September 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 29 September 1989 describes the latest developments in China, Tunisia, the Soviet Union, Ecuador, Peru, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Philippines, Indonesia, Iran, and Brazil.

  • June 29, 1991

    National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 29 June 1991

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 29 June 1991 describes the latest developments in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Kuwait, the Soviet Union, PLO, Jordan, Ethiopia, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Togo, Czechoslovakia, and Lebanon.