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

Prior to September 1970, tensions between the Hashemite monarchy of Jordan and the country's majority Palestinian population had been on rise for many years. Palestinians had poured into Jordan after the formation of Israel in 1948, which created a lot of Palestinian refugees, and the ensuing Arab-Israeli War resulted in Jordan annexing the West Bank. … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: Jordan’s Black September begins (1970)