Blog Post #3 Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Arab nationalism

the Arab nationalism

Before 1957, Arab nationalism was the dominant ideology in the Arab world, and the Arab citizen Nasser was considered his leader without question. The historian Adir Louis ha credited the “Karisma” of Abdel Nasser, which was reinforced by his victory in the Suez crisis, and the Cairo-based Sawt Al-Arab radio station, which published Nasser’s ideas throughout the Arabic-speaking world

In January 1957, the United States adopted the Eisenhower Doctrine and pledged to prevent the spread of communism in the Middle East. Although Nasser was opposed to communism in the region, his leadership of the Arabs was seen as a threat by pro-Western countries in the area. Eisenhower tried to isolate Nasser and reduce his regional influence by trying to turn King Saud into his balance. Also in January, Jordan’s elected prime minister, pro-Nasser, Suleiman Al-Nabulsi joined Jordan to a military treaty with Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Six Days War and Gamal Resignation and beyond

On the morning of June 5, 1967, the Israeli Air Force struck Egyptian air bases and destroyed a large part of the Egyptian air force. Before the first day of the war, Israeli armored units had penetrated the Egyptian defense lines and captured the city of El Arish. The next day, Amer ordered an immediate withdrawal of Egyptian troops from Sinai, causing the majority of Egyptian casualties during the war.
Israel would easily take over the Sinai and the Gaza Strip from Egypt and the West Bank from Jordan and the Golan Heights from Syria. Nevertheless, the Arabs were rightful to the claims of the Arab Radio station that the Arab victory was imminent. On June 9, Nasser announced on television to citizens of Egypt defeat their country. He announced his resignation on television later that day and relinquished presidential powers to his deputy.

 

 

Reflection:

The features of Nasser’s presence are numerous, although the most prominent of these are the verbal and intellectual battles that continue after all these years about what he has achieved and what he has failed about, the pros and cons of his experience. But the most salient feature of his actual presence in the minds and minds of the Arab people is the images of the leader High with every demonstration against the American and Zionist occupation of Iraq and Palestine, or against the inability of the Arab rulers and their dictatorship. Abdel Nasser is still a safe haven for people who sided with them and believed in him and his ideas.

Although Nasser has gone many years before the spread of technological innovation and information technology is amazing, the Internet, but it is also not lost in the area. Once the name of Abdel Nasser on any of the famous search engines on the network brings you thousands of results from articles and studies About Abdel Nasser and his covenant and experience and hundreds of sites that talk about him or follow his national and national plan and consider him a symbol.

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