Arab

  • (noun): A member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa.
    Synonyms: Arabian
    See also — Additional definitions below

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1920 Nebi Musa Riots - Aftermath
... Five Jews and four Arabs were killed, while wounded were 216 Jews, 18 critically 23 Arabs, one critically ... to Mohammad Amin al-Husayni on how to demonstrate to the world that Palestinian Arabs would not tolerate Jewish rule ... The Zionist Commission noted that Arab milkmen demanded their customers in Meah Shearim pay them on the spot, explaining that they would no longer be serving the Jewish neighbourhood ...
1920 Nebi Musa Riots - April 4–7, 1920 in The Old City
... Arab educator and essayist Khalil al-Sakakini described how tribes and caravans would come with banners and weapons ... on April 4, 1920, 60,000–70,000 Arabs had already congregated in the city square, and groups of them had already been attacking Jews in the Old City's alleys for over an hour the Jews hid ... rhetoric was being delivered from the balcony of the Arab Club ...
Nablus - History - Ottoman Era
... After decades of upheavals and rebellions mounted by Arab tribes in the Middle East, the Ottomans attempted to reassert centralized control over the Arab vilayets ... they sent an expeditionary force of local Ottoman-aligned Arab families based in various Syrian cities to pacify Nablus ... The Ottomans, fearing that the new Arab land holders would establish independent bases of power, dispersed the land plots to separate and distant locations within Jabal Nablus to avoid clusters of clans ...
1936–1939 Arab Revolt In Palestine - Historiography
... The Great Arab Revolt has been and still is marginalized in both Western and Israeli historiography on Palestine, and even progressive Western scholars have little to say ... In private, however, David Ben-Gurion was unequivocal, the Arabs, he said, were "fighting dispossession.. ... The fear is not of losing land, but of losing the homeland of the Arab people, which others want to turn into the homeland of the Jewish people." But it should not be forgotten that he also said, in 1948 "we ...
2004 Pan Arab Games
... The 10th Pan Arab Games was an international multi-sport event which took place in Algiers, Algeria, between 24 September and 10 October 2004 ... It witnessed the participation of all Arab League members for the first time – 22 countries participated in 26 sports ...

More definitions of "Arab":

  • (noun): A spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia.
    Synonyms: Arabian

Famous quotes containing the word arab:

    I saw the Arab map.
    It resembled a mare shuffling on,
    dragging its history like saddlebags,
    nearing its tomb and the pitch of hell.
    Adonis [Ali Ahmed Said] (b. 1930)

    As the Arab proverb says, “The dog barks and the caravan passes”. After having dropped this quotation, Mr. Norpois stopped to judge the effect it had on us. It was great; the proverb was known to us: it had been replaced that year among men of high worth by this other: “Whoever sows the wind reaps the storm”, which had needed some rest since it was not as indefatigable and hardy as, “Working for the King of Prussia”.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)