A reception at the National Hotel in Cairo on April 2, 1928 honoring future Lebanese Prime Minister Riad al-Sulh.

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The reception was held by Palestinian journalist Mohammad Ali Eltaher, publisher of the popular political periodical Asshoura, which advocated liberation of Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon from European control. Right row of tables, first table counter-clockwise: Saleh Al-Behnesaoui (with cigarette in left hand) – Egypto-Lebanese media publisher and writer Dr. Fares Nimr Pasha – Noureddine Mostafa – Sheikh Aboul-Wafa Al-Taftazani – Gamil El-Rafei. Second table right to left: Mokhtar El-Solh – Lebanese Druze notable Salim Abou-Ezzeddine. From the archives of Mohammad Ali Eltaher (www.eltaher.org). Third table right to left: Najib Zalzal – Jordanian notable Sheikh Abdallah El-Qalqili – Dr. Najib Kahil – Mahmoud Ramzi Nazim. Fourth table: Dr. Mahjoub Thabet (Sitting at the table by himself). Centre row of tables, first table in the foreground from right to left: Syrian nationalist Ehsan Al-Jabri – Mohamed Sadeq Bey Kholousi, Governor of the Governorate of Giza – “Sheikh El Orouba” Ahmad Zaki Pasha – The guest of honor Riad al-Sulh – Mahmud Fihmi al-Nokrachi Pasha. Second table right to left: Egyptian writer Ahmad Hafez Awad – Unidentified Lieutenant Colonel - Ibrahim Galal – Unidentified. Third table right to left: Ismail El-Mufti – Mahmoud Salem El-Arafati – Unidentified – Syrian Islamic scholar Imam Mohamed Rashid Rida – Sheikh Ibrahim Tfayyesh. Left row of tables, first table from right to left: Mohammad Ali Eltaher – Unidentified – Syrian nationalist Nassib Shehab – Syrian politician Nabih al-Azma – Syrian writer Nasim Bey Sebaa. Second table from left to right: Karim Thabet, future Press Counsellor to King Farouk – Kastaqi Bey El-Homsi – Sami al-Sarraj.