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Musa Al-Alami

(1897 - 1984)

Born in Jerusalem in 1897; son of Faidi al-Alami; landowner; graduated in law from Cambridge University; during the 1930s Secretary to the High Commissioner and Junior Crown Counsel in the Mandatory administration; in 1936 Secretary General of the Legal Department in Jerusalem; participated in the 1936-39 revolt alongside the Mufti; held a series of talks with the Jewish Agency leader David Ben Gurion; member of the Palestinian delegation to the London Conference, St. James's Palace, February 1939; representative of the Palestinian political Parties at the Preparatory Conference for the Establishment of the Arab League, held in Alexandria in September/October 1944, preceding the establishment of the League of Arab States in 1945; founded Palestinian-Arab propaganda offices in Jerusalem, Beirut, London and Washington and created a special fund to help Palestinian farmers to retain their land in 1945; after the 1948 war, founded the Arab Development Society in Jericho; died on June 8, 1984, in Jerusalem.

Sources: PASSIA