Gamal Abdel Nasser

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Noun1.Gamal Abdel Nasser - Egyptian statesman who nationalized the Suez Canal (1918-1970)
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Some 60 YEARS ago the new Egyptian ruler, Gamal Abdal Nasser, wrote a book about the "Philosophy of the Revolution." Imitating the playwright Luigi Pirandello ("Six Characters in Search of an Author") he claimed that the task of unifying the Arab world was "in search of a hero." At this moment, the task of creating an Israeli force able to get rid of Benjamin Netanyahu and his gang of political hooligans is crying out for a hero.
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