Last updated on: 10/12/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Nuri Said Biography

Title:
Former Prime Minister of Iraq
Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Oct. 12, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • First appointed Prime Minister of Iraq in 1930
  • “Nuri, who was to dominate Iraq until the fall of the monarchy in 1958, was an archetype of the Arab leader in the late colonial era. A traditionalist, he was pro-Western for strictly realistic reasons, but sincerely patriotic…He was disturbed by the rise of Jewish power in Palestine and, after 1948, became an active opponent of Zionism, while fearing the effects that militant anti-Zionism would have on stable Arab societies.” – John Keegan, The Iraq War, Vintage Books, 2005
  • Took part in the 1916 Arab Revolt
  • The Hashemites
Education:
  • Istanbul Military Academy
Other:
  • Born: 1888
  • Deceased: 1958