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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • May 16, 1949

    Syrian Communist Declaration

    The Journalist Informer reproduces a declaration from the Syrian Communist party.

  • May 16, 1949

    A Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian Communist Conference

    A report on the Communist conference in Haifa regarding the topics on the agenda.

  • May 23, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

    Information about Soviet nationals in Lebanon.

  • May 24, 1949

    Suspending Newspapers in Syria

    The Syrian government suspends several newspapers, including the Journalist Informer's. The Journalist Informer learns of a protest against the government because of the suspension.

  • May 24, 1949

    “Muslim Brotherhood” Meeting

    The Executive Commission of the Muslim Brotherhood meets in order to issue a statement with advice to Muslims regarding Ramadan.

  • May 24, 1949

    Emile Edde's Meetings

    A report on Emile Edde's meetings on May 23rd, 1949.

  • May 24, 1949

    Jordanian Activities in Lebanon

    A report on the authorization of Jordanian Army Day and the manufacture of bronze statues in honor of the holiday.

  • May 26, 1949

    Activities of the Lebanese Communist Party

    The Journalist Informer catalogues the ways in which the Lebanese Communist Party has developed, including increased cooperation with other communist parties in the region, stronger labor unions and better public relations.

  • May 28, 1949

    Communist Moves against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm (Husni al Za'eem)

    The Journalist Informer reports that Lebanese Communists in Haifa have begun to coordinate with Khālid Bakdāsh and his allies in Haifa in order to discuss taking shared actions against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm and his government.

  • May 30, 1949

    Letter from Mohammad abu al ‘Ula

    Letter from Chehab's friend during his trip to Paris, where he is secretly working on the Greater Syria Project.

  • June 01, 1949

    Untitled report on Yugoslav activities in Lebanon

    The Yugoslav government is investigating its former chargé d'affaires in Lebanon.

  • June 02, 1949

    Untitled report on Syrian military movements

    Report on Syrian military defense maneuvers on the Syria-Lebanon border and Israeli attempts to acquire intelligence on these maneuvers.

  • June 02, 1949

    Syrian Activities in Lebanon

    Information on Syrian surveillance of engineer Carlos Daranda and his wife Gizelle Kfoury who serves as a liason between a Lebanese political organization and the French Legation.

  • June 03, 1949

    Armenian Communist Activities

    Report regarding the efforts of the secretary of the Russian Legation in Lebanon to bring young communist Armenians in Syria and Lebanon back to Armenia.

  • June 08, 1949

    Zionist Activities in Lebanon

    A followup report on Jack Franco's spy network in Lebanon.

  • June 08, 1949

    Jordanian Activities in Lebanon

    A report on Jordanian activities in Beirut, efforts by Glubb Pacha to gather information on the regime of Ḥusnī Za’īm.

  • June 08, 1949

    Zionist Activities in Lebanon

    A report on the movements of Murad Hayim Dana, an Israeli agent, in Beirut.

  • June 09, 1949

    Zionist Activities in Lebanon

    A report on the movements of Murad Hayim Dana, who is working with Viktor [Tamān].

  • June 10, 1949

    Communist Meeting

    Report on a Lebanese Communist Party meeting in Tripoli addressing the issue of organizing a channel of communication with Syria.