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In 1945, Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen came together to form the
Arab League, strengthening ideals of Arab solidarity and opposition to Zionism.. When the Jewish
State was declared in 1948, the armies of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Trans-Jordan entered into
war with Israel, giving…

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were a disaster for the "Arab cause," and were viewed as a betrayal by Palestinians, many of whom
had been the most adamant supporters of Egyptian-led Arab nationalism. Egypt moved from the
center of the Arab movement to a place removed from the rest of the Arab world.

During this…

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