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Musa Faidi al-Alami

Musa Faidi al-Alami

Sector : Government Officials , Officials

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1897
  • Age : 124
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Musa Al-Alami (1879 Jerusalem - 1984) was a prominent Palestinian nationalist, who represented Palestine in the Arab League in 1944 and one of the co-authors of the White Paper (1939).

Upbringing and family background
Musa Al-Alami was born in the Al-Masara neighborhood in Jerusalem, to an influential family, in which his grandfather Faydi Al-Alami was the mayor of Jerusalem and his father was a deputy in the Ottoman Parliament. Musa was conscripted into the Ottoman army in 1917, to leave it after a year and join the Arab Nationalist Movement. He studied law at Cambridge University in England.

He was born in the city of Jerusalem in 1879 to a family that played a prominent role in the civil and religious life of the city of Jerusalem since the twelfth century. In the city of Damascus and joined the Arab Nationalist Movement, he studied law at Trinity College at Cambridge University in 1922, and when he returned to Palestine he worked as a legal advisor to the British Mandate during the period 1925-1929, then rose to his position to become Secretary to the British High Commissioner in 1929-1932, and through His position tried to persuade the British authorities to take a balanced position that takes into account Arab and Jewish interests, which led the Zionist movement to lead a campaign against the pressure on the High Commissioner to expel him from his position.

Political life
He represented Palestine in the Arab League in 1944 and was one of the participants in the drafting of the White Paper (1939). Musa Al-Alami was born in the Al-Masara neighborhood in Jerusalem, to an influential family, in which his grandfather Faydi Al-Alami was the mayor of Jerusalem and his father was a deputy in the Ottoman Parliament. Musa was conscripted into the Ottoman army in 1917, to leave it after a year and join the Arab Nationalist Movement. He studied law at Cambridge University in England. Al-Alami received his initial lessons in Jerusalem, where he joined the Constitutional School in Jerusalem and spent two years there, from which he moved to Al-Farr College in Jerusalem and spent three years on the study bench. After the outbreak of the First World War, he entered the army and moved between Damascus and Istanbul. After the war ended, he went to Cambridge University in Britain to seek knowledge and spent four years (1919-1922), then graduated with the Anner Temple Law Institute in 1923 and returned to Palestine with a master's degree in law in 1925. In 1925 he was appointed to the Public Prosecution Department in Jerusalem and then Employed as a government attorney. He joined the service of the Mandate government and was secretary to the British High Commissioner. He cooperated with Hajj Amin al-Husseini during the 1936 revolution. He was dismissed from the government in 1937 and sought refuge in Syria and Iraq, then to Palestine in 1940.

 

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