Although not sharing language, culture or religion, Arabs and Armenians shared a desire to put an end to the Ottoman Empire, the motive for the Great Arab Revolt of 1916-1918.In the complexities of Saudi succession patterns, following the first criterion of seniority as sons or grandsons of Abdul Aziz Al-Saud as the primary factor, are the prestige of the mother and her family (tribe), and the importance of full- as opposed to half-brothers.medical research; Weill Medical College of Cornell University, home of HRH Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Institute for Computational Biomedicine (ICB) (Genomics, Cell Biology, Mathematical Modelling) university departments of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in the United States and Europe; At Georgetown University Cambridge University University of Edinburgh and a centre of American Studies at the American University of Cairo.Students at the American Studies Center of the American University of Cairo This American Studies Center at the American University of Cairo was funded with the 10 billion USD he offered then mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani for the rebuilding of the city after 9/11.Since Armenians are Christian, as their struggles with Turkey have made well-known, Munaiyir was, at least by inheritance, an Armenian Orthodox Christian.The Armenian-Turkish conflict of the early part of the 20th Century, which culminated in the Armenian genocide of 1915 (an accusation Turkey denies to this day claiming there was no genocide, only war with losses on both sides) resulting in a people displaced to a number of Arab territories (contemporary borders were not yet set and tribal areas shifted).
His father, Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud is the son of the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, and an Armenian* mother, Munaiyir, a concubine of the King’s who became a favourite wife, and the mother of both Talal (1932) and his younger brother Nawaf (1933).
However, Prince Al-Waleed is a greater figure of controversy now in KSA.
His recent foray into KSA politics seems to have triggered a conservative backlash.
In your opinion, how has his international, pan-Arab, Abrahamic family heritage contributed to the views and choices in life of Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud?
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Although his one son died as an infant, the 5 El-Sohl daughters are known for their activism, liberalism, and feminism, or at least for their international marriages: Mona, Lamia, Leila, Bahija Solh et le prince Al-Walid arrivant à la place Riad Solh.