L’Independence arabe

L’Independence arabe was a monthly political magazine with a special reference to the independence of the Arabs. The magazine was based in Paris, France, and published for one year in the period of 1907–1908.

L’Independence arabe
Editor-in-chiefEugène Jung
CategoriesPolitical magazine
FounderNegip Azoury
First issueApril 1907
Final issueSeptember 1908
Based inParis

History and profileEdit

L’Independence arabe was first published in Paris in April 1907.[1] Negip Azoury was the director, and Eugène Jung was the editor-in-chief of the magazine which was published on a monthly basis.[1] Azoury published articles in L’Independence arabe which called for the independence of all people living in the Ottoman Empire and for the independent states for them.[2] He argued that France should actively involve in ending the Ottoman oppression against the Arabs.[3] His writings were also anti-Semitic which led to accusations of him being an agent of the Catholic Church.[2]

L’Independence arabe folded after producing 18 issues in September 1908 shortly after the declaration of the constitution in the Ottoman Empire.[4][5] Because both Azoury and Jung thought that this incident would make the subjects of the Ottomans free.[3] Azoury expressed these views in the final issue of L’Independence arabe.[6]


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  2. ^ a b Robert R. Leonhard (2019). Case Studies in Insurgency and Revolutionary Warfare—Palestine Series (PDF). Vol. 2. Fort Bragg, NC: United States Army Special Operations Command. pp. 87, 91.
  3. ^ a b Martin Kramer (1995). "The Sharifian Propaganda of Eugène Jung". In Asher Susser; Aryeh Shmuelevitz (eds.). The Hashemites in the Modern Arab World: Essays in Honour of the late Professor Uriel Dann. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Frank Cass. p. 33. doi:10.4324/9780203043981. ISBN 9780203043981.
  4. ^ Katlyn Maureen Quenzer (January 2019). Writing the Resistance: A Palestinian Intellectual History, 1967-1974 (PhD thesis). Australian National University. p. 66. hdl:1885/155195.
  5. ^ Sylvia Kedourie (1974). Arab Nationalism: An Anthology. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA; London: University of California Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-520-02645-2.
  6. ^ Werner Ernst Goldner (1954). The Role of Abdullah Ibn Husain, King of Jordan, in Arab Politics, 1914-1951: A Critical Analysis of His Political Activities (PhD thesis). Stanford University. p. 21. ISBN 9781084900974. ProQuest 302024805.