Ramallah, west bank -- though much of the world regarded him as a tyrant, saddam hussein was mourned by palestinians saturday as a generous patron who remained one of their staunchest allies.
In 1978 hussein went to baghdad for the first time since 1958 there, he met iraqi politician saddam hussein when saddam became president of iraq in 1979, hussein supported saddam's iran–iraq war that stretched from 1980 to 1988.
Death of a king cautious king took risks in straddling two worlds by judith miller king hussein of jordan, who died yesterday at 63, successfully straddled two worlds in more than four tumultuous decades on the throne. 1 mid shot of saddam speaking 2 pan across officials listening 3 officials listening 4 mid shot of saddam speaking 5 wide of officials applauding 6 saddam leaves room as officials applaud storyline: president saddam hussein said on tuesday that all jews should leave palestine and return to their countries of origin. Hussein’s relationship with the palestinians was also difficult after the 1967 loss of the west bank and east jerusalem, they never felt he was able to protect them and in 1970 he expelled the plo from jordan.
Start studying iran test part 2 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools search - effort to unseat saddam hussein or get him to cooperate may have kept him from reconstructing his weapons program palestinians (mostly in jordan) not in palestine/israel - not let back in (restricted return.
With egypt’s agreeing to normalize relations with israel in 1979, ill treatment of palestinian refugees in both lebanon and syria, and violent repression of palestinian armed activism in jordan in 1970, hussein was presented with an excellent opportunity to become palestine’s sole arab ally. Middle east part 2 study play we have become more involved in issues on palestine treatment how did the first gulf war lead to talks between israel and its neighbors they did not bring the downfall of saddam hussein but they could have prevented attacks by him.
A total of 4,791 american soldiers were killed fighting against saddam hussein in the gulf war of 1990, and in the iraq war of 2003 and its aftermath american jewish leaders are strongly criticizing the pa’s continued embrace of saddam.