29 November 2003

On this day [29 Nov 03]

1916 - Hussein is proclaimed King of Arabs.

1947 - United Nations announces plan for partition of Palestine, with Jerusalem under UN control.

The Arab kingdom of Sharif Hussein died because the British and French chose instead to partition much of the Middle East into spheres of interest which ultimately led to the current lines on the map.

The 1947 plan for Palestine also failed, for reasons we all know.

I just found it odd that the two anniversaries fall on the same date.

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