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1 Nasser's 9 June speech (1967) *Broadcast live on Egyptian television

2 Nasser's 9 June speech (1967) *Broadcast live on Egyptian television I have taken a decision with which I need your help. I have decided to withdraw totally and for good from any official post or political role, and to return to the ranks of the masses, performing my duty in their midst, like any other citizen. The forces of imperialism believe that Gamal Abdel-Nasser is their enemy. I want it to be clear to them that it is the whole Arab nation, not just Gamal Abdel-Nasser, that is their enemy. The forces hostile to the Arab nationalist movement try to portray it as Abdel-Nasser's empire, a falsehood, since the hope of Arab unity began before Abdel-Nasser and will continue after Abdel-Nasser. In accordance with the text of Article 110 of the interim constitution issued in March 1964, I have assigned my colleague, friend and brother, Zakaria Mohieddin, to take over the post of president, and to act in accordance with the stipulations of the relevant article of the constitution. This is a time for action, not grief... My whole heart is with you, and let your hearts be with me. May God be with us; hope, light and guidance in our hearts.

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4 Nasser resigns: Crowds in Cairo weep, The Telegraph (London) Col Nasser's resignation was seen in London last night as improving the chances of a peace settlement between Egypt and Israel. A new leader not bearing direct responsibility for Egypt's humiliation could "do a deal" Nasser could not have contemplated. The fall of the arch-enemy was also seen in Israel as improving the chances of peace. In Beirut, crowds demonstrated in Col Nasser's support. Moscow Radio reported the resignation, but made no comment. Nasser attempted to resign, but massive street demonstrations and a vote of confidence by the National Assembly induced him to remain in office. The Soviet Union immediately began replacing all the destroyed war equipment and installed surface- to-air missiles along the Suez as a cover for Egypt’s artillery emplacements. Nasser had tentatively accepted a U.S. plan leading to peace negotiations with Israel when he died, in 1970, from a heart attack.

5 Nasser's funeral procession attended by five million mourners in Cairo, 1 October 1970 Johnson, Peter, Egypt Under Nasser, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) Reports, No. 10 (Jul., 1972), pp. 3-14, Jstor, Accessed: 18 December 2012

6 Johnson, Peter, Egypt Under Nasser, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) Reports, No. 10 (Jul., 1972), pp. 3-14, Jstor, Accessed: 18 December Nasser's 9 June speech (1967) *Broadcast live on Egyptian television I have taken a decision with which I need your help. I have decided to withdraw totally and for good from any official post or political role, and to return to the ranks of the masses, performing my duty in their midst, like any other citizen. The forces of imperialism believe that Gamal Abdel-Nasser is their enemy. I want it to be clear to them that it is the whole Arab nation, not just Gamal Abdel-Nasser, that is their enemy. The forces hostile to the Arab nationalist movement try to portray it as Abdel-Nasser's empire, a falsehood, since the hope of Arab unity began before Abdel-Nasser and will continue after Abdel-Nasser. In accordance with the text of Article 110 of the interim constitution issued in March 1964, I have assigned my colleague, friend and brother, Zakaria Mohieddin, to take over the post of president, and to act in accordance with the stipulations of the relevant article of the constitution. This is a time for action, not grief... My whole heart is with you, and let your hearts be with me. May God be with us; hope, light and guidance in our hearts. Nasser resigns: Crowds in Cairo weep, The Telegraph (London) Col Nasser's resignation was seen in London last night as improving the chances of a peace settlement between Egypt and Israel. A new leader not bearing direct responsibility for Egypt's humiliation could "do a deal" Nasser could not have contemplated. The fall of the arch-enemy was also seen in Israel as improving the chances of peace. In Beirut, crowds demonstrated in Col Nasser's support. Moscow Radio reported the resignation, but made no comment. Nasser attempted to resign, but massive street demonstrations and a vote of confidence by the National Assembly induced him to remain in office. The Soviet Union immediately began replacing all the destroyed war equipment and installed surface- to-air missiles along the Suez as a cover for Egypt’s artillery emplacements. Nasser had tentatively accepted a U.S. plan leading to peace negotiations with Israel when he died, in 1970, from a heart attack.

7 Charbel, Jano, Forty years after his death, Egyptians remember, honor Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptioan Independent, Accessed 13 December 2013, honor-gamal-abdel-nasser honor-gamal-abdel-nasser But what is Nasser's legacy in contemporary Egypt? And how is he remembered to today? Outside Nasser's eponymous mosque, Ahmed al-Anani, a 20-year-old, politically non-affiliated student at Cairo's Ain Shams University, said: "I wasn't around during the days of Nasser--or even el-Sadat--but I highly value Abdel Nasser nonetheless." "Like every leader, Nasser had his pros and cons," he added. "But he led the country through its golden age, laying the foundations for modern-day Egypt as we know it. He was the champion of Arab unity; a defender of the dignity of the Egyptian nation and the Arab nation as a whole.“ "As for the negative aspects of Nasser's rule, we must mention the defeat of 1967 and the subsequent Israeli occupation," al-Anani concluded. "We must also mention the fact that he left Egypt with no mechanism for the democratic transition of power."

8 Charbel, Jano, Forty years after his death, Egyptians remember, honor Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptioan Independent, Accessed 13 December 2013, honor-gamal-abdel-nasser honor-gamal-abdel-nasser But what is Nasser's legacy in contemporary Egypt? And how is he remembered to today? Also outside the mosque, 21-year-old Amr Adel, who described himself as "a liberal," said that "Nasser led Egypt through some of its most difficult times--in that respect, he is to be praised and commended. However, he also should be remembered for Egypt's military defeats." Taxi driver Gamal Shehata, 57, said that his parents had named him Gamal after the president- to-be. "I truly respect Abdel Nasser. He was a brave man and a genuine patriot, but he was also a bigmouth," Shehata said. "We had just been militarily defeated in the Tripartite Aggression of 1956, and then just 11 years later he got us involved in another more devastating defeat.” "I served as a tank driver in the '73 war, and during this conflict I nearly lost my life for the mistakes committed by Abdel Nasser," he added.

9 Charbel, Jano, Forty years after his death, Egyptians remember, honor Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptioan Independent, Accessed 13 December 2013, remember-honor-gamal-abdel-nasser remember-honor-gamal-abdel-nasser But what is Nasser's legacy in contemporary Egypt? And how is he remembered to today? Fawzi Habashi, an 86-year-old Marxist activist who was imprisoned for five years during Nasser's term as president--and, on occasion, brutally tortured--said: "Abdel Nasser was great in his accomplishments and great in his faults." "His greatness lies in the fact that he had been a leader of the anti-colonial movement, leading the way to the nationalization of Egyptian industries and the Suez Canal," said Habashi. "As for his faults, they were equally great--especially his lack of democracy and the military defeats." The veteran activist added: "My wife and I took part in the popular demonstrations against his resignation following the war of June 1967, and we also attended his funeral procession when he died three years later. We were all crying during his funeral."

10 Charbel, Jano, Forty years after his death, Egyptians remember, honor Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptioan Independent, Accessed 13 December 2013, remember-honor-gamal-abdel-nasser remember-honor-gamal-abdel-nasser But what is Nasser's legacy in contemporary Egypt? And how is he remembered to today? According to an Al-Karama Party official, Azzi Ali, "Abdel Nasser put Egypt and the Arab World on the wider geo-strategic map." He went on to describe Nasser as "Egypt's greatest leader and modernizer since Mohamed Ali." Another Karama Party member, Hossam Moanis, said: "I'm a Nasserist in this day and age because I have feelings of nostalgia for the days of Gamal Abdel Nasser.” This nostalgia, explained Moanis, is rooted in “the current state of affairs that we're living through today--corruption, the loss of Egypt's regional influence, and the wholesale loss of its public sector and national assets."

11 Topic 5: Cold War “Although it began in Europe the spread of the Cold War to other regions was a much more dangerous development.” To what extent do you agree with this judgment? (May 2003) Break down the task: – What are you being asked to do? – (What do you have to address?) Notes Groupings Key information Body Paragraphs Thesis

12 Topic 3: The rise and rule of single party states Compare and contrast the foreign policies of two rulers of single party states, each chosen from a different region. (2004) Stalin Nasser Break down the task: – What are you being asked to do? – (What do you have to address?) Notes Groupings Key information Body Paragraphs Thesis


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