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January 21, 1946
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Approved For Release 1999/09/08: CI iRDP82- CENTRAL IVELUGENCE GROUP INTELLIGENCE REPORT COUNT Lebanon SUBJECT Christie Socialist Party 25X1A6a ORIGIN 25X1X6 DATE. 25X1 X6 t ? . 21 Jenua , 1947 PAGES 25X1A2g SUPPLLMF 1. A source with good contacts in French official circles reports that the Christian : ocialist Party hold its last meeting in the home of r urge Tabi is just before the departure of f yas I fush (leader of the Party and corner of al-Hadith)for France.* The Party has not met since that date. 2. Thee active mks of the Party, sad Bustani (D uty from M. Lebanon), )r. Hasib Ba , and Tusuf Zikhya, told source that Hart sh was wpowered to t in touch with members of the rm th f h ..ate, e w avil o t e prevailing situation in Lebanon; request that the Christian status of the country be preserved; and ask? that Lebanon be independent under UN supervision. He was also to make clear Lebanon's fear of the Arab League, and her complete opposition to the Greater Syria plan. The same source states that word has been received from Harf sh Indicating that he l met high British,, American, and French personalities who listened ' patheticalI to his statements. 25X1 A2g 25X1A6a 4. A well--Informed Lebanese istian states that the Christian socialist Party has never mated to anyt&; that its hand, of mem are l peop e without influence; and that,sirace the departure of iiarfw h,. party has been dormant. 25X1A2g 25X1A6a do & ,.Iet~y regraded t =i ? it :.ocdcz~ce with th r Gi r from t ctor Cf Ge ' Gei!ige:ice to t iivist of the L d States. Mt Foview Da e: X1A2g 25X1A9a S S IBS 8 GAP. ._.,_... YTM. PSL rA rl-OLAKS TRR X1 Comment: distributed on 30 October 1916, :states that Harfash left 'or is at the request of Emile Edda on August l9M> Corr nt': distributed 17 May 19156 a ss.hai. ~sht rae? , or Christian Socialist Party, ~'!'~ fdI'1 ; v~ e-n~wer.wsn., ..f 9 t t _ .,ice _ .. . . _ - r stian front 0 v. distributed 26 July 1946. stated that the v'ernt had refused a license to the Christian cialist Party in an attempt to prevent Ch ; ?~. a ~"`-- CLASSIFICATION CONFaMN'TPUL ... 030 _____