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First Palestine Arab Congress in Jerusalem (1919)

Location
Jerusalem, Palestine
Date
1919-01-27 to 1919-02-10
People
Aref al-Dajani, Palestine: President
The first of a series of Palestine Arab Congresses that took place from 1919 to 1928. Under the presidency of Aref al-Dajani, former Mayor of Jerusalem, it resolved to reject Zionism, the Balfour Declaration and foreign involvement in the Middle East, and called for Palestine to be part of an independent Greater Syria under the authority of Faisal, son of Hussein, Sharif of Mecca.