The Haj - Study Guide Part 4, Chapters 6-10 Summary & Analysis

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From Ishmael's point of view, they were all prisoners of the Jordanians. He did not favor King Abdullah or his ambitions. He felt that the descendants of the Sharif of Mecca gained their ruling positions due to their support of the British in World War I. An Englishman had formed the Arab Legion into a cohesive fighting force that was loyal to Abdullah, which made the rest of the Arab world jealous of him. Abdullah had supported the Allies in World War II, contrary to the rest of the Arab world. He was the only Arab to emerge from the war with victories, as had the Israelis.

Jordan took in more than a million refugees, which more than doubled the size of its population. They were given citizenship and many of the elite received government positions. The Arab League opposed Jordan's annexation of...

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