Today in Middle Eastern history: Jordan’s Black September begins (1970)

Prior to September 1970, tensions had been on rise for many years between the Hashemite monarchy of Jordan and the country’s majority Palestinian population. Jordan had become home to large numbers of Palestinians in the wake of the formation of Israel–and subsequent Arab-Israeli War–in 1948, which resulted in a lot of Palestinian refugees and in… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: Jordan’s Black September begins (1970)

Today in Middle Eastern history: Jordan’s Black September begins (1970)

Originally posted on and that's the way it was:
Anybody familiar with the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre might wonder if the title of this post refers to the Palestinian terrorist organization that perpetrated the Munich attack, and the answer is, well: See, “Black September,” the organization, never would have existed if it weren’t for…