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Born in the Ukraine, he went to Palestine in 1891 and 1893 and became convinced that Zionism needed to emphasize its cultural and spiritual nature, thus disagreeing with the political aims of many other Zionists. He also warned, in 1891, that the Arabs of Palestine were opposed to Jewish political designs on their territory. Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu (1931–1979) Ghanaian army officer and politician, military ruler of Ghana 1972–78. He led the coup of January 1972 that overthrew the president, Dr Busia, and was himself replaced by his deputy, Frederick Akuffo, in a bloodless coup in 1978.
After his half-brother King Fahd suffered a stroke, power was temporarily ceded to Abdullah, his legal successor, in January 1996. Born in Riyadh, he was the 13th son of King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the founder of the Saudi dynasty. He is viewed as the leader of the traditionalists within the Saudi royal family. He was educated in private by selected religious scholars and intellectuals and spent much of his early life in the desert, where he developed close links with Bedouin tribal leaders. He later became governor of Mecca and, since 1963, has commanded the 400,000-strong Saudi National Guard, which is recruited from leading Saudi tribes and acts as a counterbalance to the army.
The New York Times 30 December 1959] Adler, Cyrus (1863–1940) US educator and public figure. In 1892 he was appointed curator at the Smithsonian Institution and later served as its librarian and assistant secretary. From 1908 until his death, he was president of Dropsie College and a leader of the American Jewish Committee. His appeal for protection of the rights of religious ethnic minorities was adopted in the final text of the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. Born in Van Buren, Arkansas, Adler studied Semitic languages at the University of Pennsylvania and at Johns Hopkins University, where he received a PhD in 1887.
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