Beyt ul-Makdes (Bayt al-Maqdis) - بيت المقدس
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Title: Beyt ul-Makdes (Bayt al-Maqdis) - بيت المقدس
Available online: 3 July 1920 - 11 May 1924 (63 issues; 217 pages)
Region: The Middle East
Country: Mandatory Palestine
Collection: Jrayed - Arabic Newspaper Archive of Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine
The first issue of the newspaper Beyt ul-Makdis (Jerusalem) was published on December 26th, 1919. The paper's initial slogan, "A public newspaper by the people and for the people," was later changed to: "A political and literary newspaper temporarily issued twice a week." In its views and articles, the newspaper was hostile towards the Zionist movement in Palestine. It did not show the same hostility towards the Mandate government and its policies in Palestine, but it demanded the repeal of the Balfour Declaration. In a short article in Mir'at al-Sharq newspaper, 'Umar al-Salih al-Barghouthi said of Beyt ul-Makdis, "it was accused of being French, but it served the Palestinian cause and was led by good, critical writers… And we are grateful to it."
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