Notes

  • 1. Peter Wien, “The Long and Intricate Funeral of Yasin Al Hashimi: Pan Arabism, Civil Religion, and Popular Nationalism in Damascus, 1937,” IJMES, 43: Special Issue 2 (May 2011), pp. 271 92.
  • 2. This is the central point of Sarah Shield’s outstanding Fezzes in the River: Identity Politics and European Diplomacy in the Middle East on the Eve of World War II (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • 3. Majid Khadduri, “The Alexandretta Dispute,” The American Journal of International Law, 39:3 (July 1945), 420.
  • 4. LN R4103, Sanjak Alexandretta petitions, “A Request from the Executive Committee of the Congress of Arab Students to the League of Nations.” The file contains at least forty petitions, mostly from Christians of the Sanjaq and Muslims of Aleppo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Beirut, and other cities.
  • 5. Stikrti Hanioglu, Atatiirk: An Intellectual Biography (Princeton University Press, 2013), p. 166.
  • 6. Palestine Royal Commission Report [Peel Commission] (London: H.M. Stationary Office, 1937), p. 370. Also quoted in Gudrun Kramer, A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel (Princeton University Press, 2008), p. 280.
  • 7. Palestine Royal Commission Report, p. 104.
  • 8. Palestine Royal Commission Report, p. 390.
  • 9. Palestine Royal Commission Report, p. 370.
  • 10. Palestine Royal Commission Report, p. 395, quoted in Gudrun Kramer, A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel (Princeton, 2008), p. 283.
  • 11. William L. Cleveland, Islam Against The West: Shakib Arslan and the Campaign for Islamic Nationalism (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1985), p. 39.
  • 12. BNA FO 684/10, Damascus Quarterly Report, April May 1937.
  • 13. Khoury, Syria and the French Mandate, p. 588.
  • 14. LN, Minutes of the 36th Session, 1939, p. 105.
  • 15. Minutes of the 36th Session, p. 104. The quote is from the Balfour Declaration.
  • 16. Minutes of the 36th Session, p. 117.
  • 17. Minutes of the 36th Session, p. 132. McDonald’s testimony.
  • 18. Minutes of the 36th Session, p. 208.
  • 19. Minutes of the 35th Session, p. 90.
  • 20. Minutes of the 36th Session, p. 222.
  • 21. Minutes of the 36th Session, pp. 249 and 278.
  • 22. Minutes of the 36th Session, p. 222.
  • 23. Interview with May and Mazin Ali al Daftari, son of Nicmat Yasin al Hashimi, London, May 7, 2016.
 
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