Hussein Khalidi

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Husayn Fakhri al-Khalidi (Arabic: حسين فخري الخالدي‎, Ḥusayn Fakhri al-Khalidī, 1895 – 6 February 1962) was mayor of Jerusalem from 1934 to 1937.

Husayn al-Khaldi
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13th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
15 April 1957 – 24 April 1957
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded bySuleiman al-Nabulsi
Succeeded byIbrahim Hashem
Personal details
Born17 January 1895
Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire
Died6 February 1962
Political partyReform party

On 23 June 1935 Khalidi founded the Reform Party and was subsequently the party's representative to the Arab Higher Committee.[1]

al-Khalidi, seated in front, together with the four other deportees in Seychelles, 1938.

On 1 October 1937, amid the 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine, the British Mandate administration outlawed the AHC and several Arab political parties and arrested a number of Arab political leaders. The Reform Party was dissolved and Khalidi was one of the leaders arrested.[2][3] He was removed as mayor of Jerusalem and deported to the Seychelles, together with four other Arab nationalist political leaders.[2] He was released in December 1938[3] to enable him to take part in the London Conference in February 1939, and was among those rejecting the British Government's White Paper of 1939.

Khalidi returned to Mandatory Palestine in 1943 and joined the reformed Arab Higher Committee in 1945, becoming its secretary in 1946. He was a member of the short-lived All-Palestine Government established under Egypt's patronage in Gaza in September 1948. He published a book of his memoirs in the same year, while exiled in Beirut.[4] He prospered under Jordanian rule, he was custodian and supervisor of the Haram al-Sharif in 1951, became a cabinet minister (for Foreign Affairs) and briefly prime minister in 1957.[5] In 1958, he wrote a book in English entitled Arab Exodus, though it has never been published.[4]

Khalidi died on 6 February 1962.[6] He was the brother of Ismail Khalidi and the uncle of Rashid Khalidi and Raja Khalidi.[7]

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  1. ^ Military Preparations of the Arab Community in Palestine, 1945-1948: 1945-1948, By Haim Levenberg, Routledge, 1993, p. 7
  2. ^ a b A Survey of Palestine - prepared in December 1945 and January 1946 for the information of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry. Reprinted 1991 by the Institute of Palestine Studies, Washington. Volume II. ISBN 0-88728-214-8. p.949
  3. ^ a b Saphire, William B. (1945-07-06). "Arab Propaganda Invades Canada and United States". The Canadian Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
  4. ^ a b [1] Episode 4
  5. ^ A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel, Gudrun Krämer, translated by Graham Harman, Princeton University Press, 2008, p. 258
  6. ^ A different date is given by:Hussein Fakhri Al-Khalidi, however more resources, such as the NYT article: HUSSEIN KHALIDI OF JORDAN DEAD, February 8, 1962, give the date of 6 February 1962
  7. ^ ISMAIL KHALIDI, 52, U.N. OFFICIAL, DIES, New York Times, September 6, 1968

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sulayman al-Nabulsi
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Ibrahim Hashem