Kamal Jumblatt

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Kamal Jumblatt

Jumblatt, Kamal


Born in 1917, in Mukhtara, Lebanon. Lebanese statesman, politician, and public figure.

Jumblatt studied at higher educational institutions in Lebanon, Great Britain, and France, after which he worked as a journalist. He was elected a deputy of the Lebanese parliament in 1947 and has since frequently been a member of the government (1946-47, 1960-61, 1961-64, 1970). Jumblatt heads the Socialist Progressive Party of Lebanon, which he founded in 1949, and has supported the development of closer relations with the USSR. He has been a member of the Presidential Council of the Association for Lebanese-Soviet Friendship since 1970 and chairman of the National Committee for Afro-Asian Solidarity since 1958. In 1972, Jumblatt received the International Lenin Peace Prize.

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Marwan Iskandar, at the invitation of Kamal Jumblatt association, at Inab restaurant.
In Lebanon, they assassinated Bachir Gemayel, Kamal Jumblatt, Rafik Hariri, George Hawi, Samir Kassir and Gebran Tueni, and badly injured May Chidiac.
Jumblatt and Rafik Hariri had a similar stance toward the Syrian regime, which the PSP head has publicly accused of assassinating his father, the late Kamal Jumblatt.
Its mandate was inaugurated with the assassination of Kamal Jumblatt at one of its checkpoints.
When his father fell out of favour with powerful political forces -- in the 1958 war after he allied with Kamal Jumblatt against President Camille Chamoun and, once again, with Syria at the height of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon -- Salam's genius lay in breaking political impasses.
When the late Lebanese leader Kamal Jumblatt was assassinated, Sherian was meters away from him.
Nadim Gemayel gave a long list of Lebanese VIPs "murdered by Syria", which included Presidents-elect Gemayel and Rene Mou'awad (killed in a huge Beirut bomb blast in November 1989), PSP leader and Druze chieftain Kamal Jumblatt (killed in March 1977), Rafiq Hariri (Feb.
Jumblatt expressed his willingness to open a new chapter with Syria, the country that many in Lebanon hold responsible for the murder of his politician father, Kamal Jumblatt in 1977.
Their late leader, Kamal Jumblatt, was famously known as "the kingmaker" for nearly three decades.
Hariri paid tribute to Jumblatt's father slain politician Kamal Jumblatt, marking his birthday on December 6, 1917.
Everyone knew him as the son of Kamal Jumblatt, who was, improbably, both the Druze's feudal leader and the country's leading progressive politician.
Syria has been suspected in a number of high-profile assassinations in Lebanon, including that of Kamal Jumblatt, the Druze leader, in 1977, and of Bashir Gemayel, the president-elect who was allied with Israel, Syria's bitter enemy, in 1982.