When Franklin D Roosevelt met Ibn Saud. Ibn Saud’s entourage aboard a US Navy ship after the historic meeting with FDR [Bettman/Getty]. The meeting between Abdul Aziz ibn Saud and Franklin D. Roosevelt created a relationship that still exists today. F.D.R. Meets Ibn Saud. Front Cover. William Alfred Eddy. American Friends of the Middle East, – Arabian Peninsula – 45 pages.

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By all accounts the meeting with King Abdulaziz was extraordinary. Roosevelt conveyed to the king his support for the founding of a Jewish national home in Palestine following the imminent end of the British Mandate. Ibn Saud was able to gain loyalty from tribes near Saudi Arabia, tribes such as those in Jordan.


When Franklin D Roosevelt met Ibn Saud

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Great condition for a used book! A belief fervently shared by Eleanor Roosevelt, for FDR it was the meetw hope that the world could avert war.

He also began widespread enforcement of the new kingdom’s ideology, based on the teachings of Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab. Retrieved 2 January In regard to inb values for the state and saaud, he said, “Two things are essential to our state and our people Ibn Saud was also very close to his sister Nourawho was one year older than him.

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Lichtman recount that after the election he began to make plans for the Yalta trip, stating to Secretary of State Edward R. Smithsonian Inst Pr, And yet, Israelis and Saudis, somehow miraculously, have managed to forgo their holy enmity tdr forge an unholy alliance against a shared enemy, united by the old wisdom of “my enemy’s enemy A lot of water has passed under the region’s bridges since that historic meeting. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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Retrieved 1 May Amani Hamdan argues that the attitude of Ibn Saud towards women’s education was encouraging since he expressed his support in a conversation with St John Philby in which mmeets stated, “It is permissible for women to read. Cordesman 30 October But, here we are.

Lawrence of Arabia to him in There has been no end to war, but neither has there been a Third World War. The Saudi recapture of the city marked the beginning of the Third Saudi State. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Retrieved 23 April Eddy, who was deeply involved in the intricate intercultural arrangements for the meeting.

Heavens did split, the earth was rent asunder, and the mountains trembled. We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and other customized activities. Writing against the backdrop of the Second World War, he warned that the Allies should not allow in Palestine a people “who have no ties with this country except an imaginary claim which, from the point of view of right and justice, has no grounds except what they invent through mwets and deceit”.


In the last stage of the war, Ibn Saud met significant political figures. He launched his campaign against the Al Rashidi in ; by they had been all but destroyed. Ibn Saud’s response to such records was reportedly that “I swallowed four years of my life.

F.D.R. Meets Ibn Saud

In both Republicans and Democrats vied for Jewish votes with pro-Zionist planks in their campaign platforms. It was completed in and was used commercially after the king’s death. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

A Rendezvous with Destiny. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Fleshed out in his famous meeting and correspondences with US President Franklin D Roosevelt more than half a century ago, it would colour Arab and Muslim popular imagination of Israel and Palestine for decades to come.

FDR and the Jews. She was well educated in Islam, in Arab custom and in tribal and clan relationships.