President Shukri al-Quwatli with top Syrian and Palestinian visitors at the Presidential Palace in 1956

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From left to right: The ex-Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin al-Husseini, Parliament Speaker Nazem al-Qudsi, the Damascus-based Palestinian journalist Mohammad Ali Eltaher (owner of the suspended Cairo-based nationalist newspaper Asshoura), President Shukri al-Quwatli, Sultan Pasha al-Atrash (commander of the 1925-1927 Syrian Revolt against the French), Ex-Prime Minister and Parliament Speaker Fares al-Khury, Prime Minister Sabri al-Asali. From the archives of Mohammad Ali Eltaher (