Tawfiq Al-Yaziji was a writer, journalist and diplomat. In 1910, he began his journalism career in Tripoli by publishing Al-Ajiyal (The Generations) newspaper. When the Arab Government in Syria was declared after World War I, Al-Yaziji moved to Damascus and began publishing Syria Al-Jadida (The New Syria) newspaper in collaboration with Habib Kahala in 1918. He later replaced it with Al-Difa’ (The Defense) newspaper, which was published until the end of King Faisal’s rule after the Battle of Maysalun in 1920. He later immigrated to Egypt and worked for several newspapers before issuing Masr Al-Haditha (Modern Egypt) newspaper in 1927 and Al-Hada’iq (The Gardens) in 1930. In addition to being appointed to lead the Syrian Commission in Rio de Janeiro, he is also known for his lecture Aja’ib Arz Libnan (Mircales of the cedars of Lebanon).
Yasmeen Serhan 2015-06-30T21:28:00+00:00