1900-1919 | Secret Collusion

British and French in secret agreement to divide the Middle East

3 January 1916 On 3 January 1916, during the First World War, a line was drawn on the map from Acre on the coast of Palestine to Kirkuk in northern Iraq, dividing much of the Middle East into what were planned as post-war British and French spheres of control. It was a draft memorandum of…

1980-1989 | Egypt | Secret Collusion

Documents belatedly expose British-Israeli collusion in Suez Crisis

1 January 1987 On 1 January 1987, the British government belatedly released documents under the thirty year rule, exposing the secret collusion between Britain and Israel to manufacture a phony pretext for military intervention in Egypt during the 1956 Suez crisis.¬† For years, successive governments had denied such claims, using the thirty year rule as…