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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • May 04, 1949

    Communist Cultural Seminar

    The Journalist Informer writes to Chehab that the communists were organizing a series of lectures to promote cultural cooperation between the Lebanese and Soviet communist parties, to be held at the home of Ra'īf al-Khūrī.

  • 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 05, 1949

    Syrian movements in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer writes that Mamdūḥ Maydānī returned to Damascus on the orders of Ḥusnī Za'īm. Maydānī wanted to return to Beirut to continue and increase surveillance of Syrians and Communists in the city.

  • May 05, 1949

    French Activities

    Notes on a meeting at the French Legation in Beirut regarding Commandant [De Ceez]'s recent trip to Baghdad to encourage an agreement between Iraq and Jordan.

  • May 06, 1949

    al-Dāhashiya [Dahashiya]

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

  • May 09, 1949

    Syrian Movement in Egypt

    The Journalist Informer writes that Mamdūḥ Maydānī left for Cairo to carry out surveillance on several Egyptian organizations opposed to the Za'īm government.

  • May 11, 1949

    Assyrian Movement in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer writes that a mechanic named [Yaasi Harmaz Hajr] arrived from Mosul and contacted the Assyrian Doctor Sakhmūn Mākalah, one of the main workers for the Russian Legation working on the issue of Assyrians in Beirut.

  • May 11, 1949

    Ṣalaḥ al-Labābīdī (Salah al-Lababidi)

    The Journalist Informer describes information which he obtained from a conversation with Salāḥ al-Labābīdī.

  • May 11, 1949

    Kurdish Activities in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer describes Ṣalaḥ al-Dīn al-Ḥaj's visit to Beirut from Damascus, his meeting at the Russian Legation with Mr. Pisrenko and his involvement with the Kurdish party and independence movement in Syria.

  • May 12, 1949

    Untitled report on Freemasonry and the Muslim Brotherhood

    Short document on the attempts of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood to use Freemasonry to promote the Brotherhood.

  • May 12, 1949

    Riyāḍ al-Ṣulḥ [Riyad al-Solh] and al-Najādah [al-Najjadah]

    The Journalist Informer reports on a conversation with a [possibly former] member of al-Najādah during which he obtained information on the party and Riyāḍ al-Ṣulḥ.

  • May 13, 1949

    Turkish Movement in Lebanon

    Information on the recent movements of the Secretary of the Turkish Commission in Beirut.

  • May 13, 1949

    Meeting Between Emile Edde and Mubarak

    Report on Emile Edde's movements, including a meeting between Edde and Bishop Mubarak, a visit to [illegible] and George Tābit, and a meeting at his club with a Tunisian known as [Conte de Sheila].

  • May 14, 1949

    Untitled report on Jordanian movement in Beirut

    Short document regarding Jordanian surveillance of Jordanian army officers in Lebanon.

  • May 14, 1949

    Jewish Activities in Beirut

    A report on a Syrian engineer's attempts to get his company privileges to operate in Syria and Lebanon. Includes information on the engineer's movements in Beirut.

  • May 14, 1949

    Assassination of Kāmal al-Ḥusayn [Kamal al-Hussein] Incident

    The Journalist Informer reports on the conspirators in Kāmal al-Ḥusayn's assassination, including Muhammad [or Mahmūd] Ṭabārah.

  • May 16, 1949

    Jewish Activities in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer reports on the movements of a Syrian Jew in Beirut.

  • May 16, 1949

    Emile Edde's Receptions

    A report on Emile Edde's meetings.

  • May 16, 1949

    Support for Libya's Revolution

    The Journalist informer reports that a National group has met and decided to support the Libyan independence movement.

  • May 16, 1949

    Union Activities in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer reproduces a publication regarding unification efforts of the Lebanese labor union movement, which was distributed amongst Lebanese workers.