A self-made businessman who started from scratch. After a journey of struggle became one of the leading men of trade, industry, and economics in Egypt.
A man of great humility did not fall for the positions he held, believed that the economy had its men and that politics had its men.
Despite his little education, he was able to build an industrial fortress and reach a high economic position, without the support of anyone and without obtaining loans from banks.
Who is Mahmoud Al-Araby?
Mahmoud Al-Araby is the former president of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, owned Toshiba Elaraby shops and factories.
He was born in 1932 in a poor rural family in the village “Abu Raqba”, in Egypt. He passed away on September 9, 2021.
His father died at a young age. He moved to Cairo to a Salesman in a small shop at the age of ten.
In 1954, he joined the military service for three years.
Al-Araby was proud that he belonged to a poor family that did not possess any inch of land.
He began memorizing the Quran when he was 3 years old. It taught him honesty and the difference between permitted and prohibited (Halal and Haram).
How did Al-Araby start his business?
Mahmoud began the industry with the establishment of a small factory for colors and inks, then he worked in stationary.
He traveled to Japan to obtain an attorney from one of the major companies in the electronics industry.
After his return, he established a factory. He entered the elections of the chambers of Commerce to become its president for 12 years and turned to politics for a short time when he became a deputy in the people’s Parliament for a short time as he refused to repeat this political experience afterward.
The young trader
Al-Araby started trading at a very young age in cooperation with his elder brother, who worked in Cairo.
“I was saving about 30 or 40 pennies a year to pay it to my brother, so he can supply me with goods from Cairo before Eid al-Fitr. Goods like fireworks and balloons that I sell to my friends in front of our house. I used to earn about 15 pennies, which I gave to my brother to buy me other goods to sell in Al-Adha Eid.” Al-Araby stated.
After that, Al-Araby moved to work in a shop in the Al-Hussein neighborhood and his salary was 120 pennies a month and kept working in this shop until 1949 and his salary reached 320 pennies.
In 1963, Al-Araby thought of the importance of independence. But he had nothing to start with, he and a colleague thought of the same idea. So, they thought of investing with a rich man.
He and his colleague will share their efforts, while the second party contributes his money.
The project capital was 5000 pounds. From this he began his own business with his first shop in Cairo.
The secret of his profession
After Al-Araby started his new business only three days, his partner got sick for two years. During that period he managed the shop alone and grew his trade very quickly. Achieved a profit exceeding the profits of 10 shops combined.
Al-Araby is famous for his honesty, which is the secret of his success.
The partnership lasted two years. There was a dispute about the removal of the third sick partner, which Arab objected to.
Finally, their partnership with the Richman broke up.
Al-Arabi and his partner bought another shop, and the old partners returned to offer him their shop again, and thus they owned two shops instead of one
Al-Araby trade was mainly based on office and school tools, but the government decided in the 60s to exchange school supplies for students free of charge, which means that the Araby trade no longer exists.
So, it was replaced by the trade of electrical devices, especially television, radio, and audiobooks, and Araby turned his trade entirely to electrical devices in the mid-seventies.
Till he met one of the Japanese students who used to study in the American University in Cairo, who was always frequenting his shops.
This Japanese person worked for the Japanese company “Toshiba”.
He wrote a report to his company, in which he confirmed that the Al-Araby was the right person to represent Toshiba in Egypt. So, the company agreed to give him their attorney.
Politics is a waste of time
As for the reasons for his reluctance to the world of politics, Al-Araby said:
“I am a merchant and entered the industry through the door of Commerce, which I understand, and in the eighties, the governor of Cairo asked me then to run for the people’s Assembly, but I refused, and then the next governor asked me, and after a long pressure I agreed to run for one tournament, but I see that being a member of the parliament is waste of time for me, my factory and my shop were my first interest. Politics has its men and I’m not one of them”
How did Al-Araby contribute to reducing unemployment?
Al-Araby started his business with one worker.
But today his companies have more than 13000 workers, explaining that the parent company in Japan employs 180,000 employees, and hopes to reach this figure in Egypt to help the youth and contribute to the elimination of unemployment.
He played an influential and pivotal role in developing the performance of the Egyptian Federation of Chambers of Commerce, as well as contributing to the development and settlement of the national industry.
The salaries in Al-Araby company
Al-Arabi asserts that the employees of his companies receive lucrative salaries that vary according to competence, qualification, and experience.
He completely refuses to work in his companies any smoker, as required by the terms of appointment.
Al-Araby opiniontowards the Palestinian cause
He also refused to deal with any Israeli trader. He affirmed that, as long as the problem of the occupation of the Palestinian territories remains, he will not deal with any trader from Israel.
Also, he refused to meet with an Israeli trade delegation during his presidency of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce for the same reason that he rejects the idea of normalization with Israel.
His legacy is in the heart of thousands of Egyptians
Al-Araby was a human being in the true sense of the word, lover of charitable deeds, compassionate to the poor, and secretly provides aid to the needy without announcing or appearing in the media, and therefore he won everyone’s love and everyone’s grief over his passing.
Mahmoud Al-Araby will remain a symbol of the economy, and his struggle and determination journey will remain a role model for generations and confirmation of the value of work and diligence.
To the peoples of the world: Israel is Carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families
Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz and Mauthhausen to Palestinian homes, neighborhood, hospitals and mosques.
The title of this brief article is not a hyperbole or a dramatic overstatement meant to attract attention or gain sympathy. It is rather a reflection of reality.
Indeed, if a holocaust is about annihilating people, especially civilians and Palestinian families, the Israeli army, the Wehrmacht of our time, has been exterminating entire Palestinian families-the father, the mother and all the children.
We are not speaking about one isolated incident or a few incidents where one stray missile hit a home inadvertently or children killed as a result of collateral damage.
We are rather talking about carrying out a real holocaust against Palestinian families, an official policy endorsed and pursued by the government of Israel to wipe out numerous Palestinian households for the purpose of bringing the Palestinians to their knees.
This is Israel’s way of wreaking shock and awe on the defenseless and helpless Palestinians.
So far, more than 25 thousand entire Gaza households have been targeted by Israeli bombing. More than 12 thousands have been killed half of them are children and women.
Just imagine your own family being annihilated by a missile launched from high altitude. This nightmare has effectively become a routine experience in Gaza.
Israel today is emulating the Nazis and other criminal offenders throughout history. Don’t invoke the mantra of anti-Semitism. In the final analysis, when Jews think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they (the Jews) become Nazis themselves, pure and simple.
Yes, I do recognize there are many kind-hearted Jews who reject this Nazi-like savagery. None the less, we must call the spade a spade. These atrocities are being enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of Israelis, including ordinary people, intellectuals and rabbis. Israel-2023 does have much in common with Nazi-Germany. Claiming otherwise would be both dishonest and malicious.
Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in the Gaza Strip.
A regional military superpower thanks to unrestricted American backing and support, Israel is simply waging a war of extermination against a thoroughly persecuted people whose only “crime” is its enduring vigor and longing for freedom from the shackles of Talmudic Jewish Nazism, a Satanic ideology which views all humanity-save Jews-as animals whose lives have absolutely no sanctity.
There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli rampage of murder and terror is an expression of that genocidal Talmudic mentality. It is a mindset that is even more nefarious than the Nazi ideology.
We Palestinians have been at the receiving end of Jewish criminality and murderousness for several decades. We know it too well and need no one to give us lectures on “Israel’s civility and humanity”
In the final analysis, a country that murders thousands of children and other innocent civilians rather knowingly and deliberately in order to create deterrence is neither civilized nor humane. It is tantamount to fornicating with truth to call Israel humane and civilized.
The truth of the matter is that Israel is a diabolical Judeo-Nazi entity that has much in common with the Third Rich.
Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods and streets. Israel is carrying out a real holocaust against innocent Palestinian families.
This is not really a war. War is fought between armies. The Palestinians don’t have an army, or navy or air force. The Palestinians simply can not protect their own children from overwhelming barbarianism, played out in full view of the entire world.
Yes, there have been projectiles fired on Jewish colonies from the Gaza Strip, but these projectiles are essentially innocuous from the military view point as evident from the nearly zero casualties incurred by Israelis.
Indeed, when there is one dead on one side and 300 on the other side, including 50 children and babies, in addition thousands of maimed civilians and swathes of pornographic destruction of property, we are not really talking about war, even an asymmetrical war. We are actually talking about a real massacre, a massacre that is reminiscent of the time when the Nazis ganged up on European Jewry 70 years ago.
This very real massacre, holocaust, wouldn’t have been carried out had it not been for the flaccidity and leniency and silence displayed in Israel’s face by the bulk of the international community.
This is not to mention the connivance, collusion and conspiratorial roles played by several criminal states and governments, including the United States, a majority of European governments and especially the whore-like Sissi regime in Cairo which is shamelessly and brazenly siding with Israel against the Palestinian people.
But never mind, another massacre, another blitzkrieg, another conspiracy won’t finish our people off. It is our kismet that we must die in order to survive.
But those in Washington and London and Cairo who are watching rather passively, probably gleefully, as our children are being incinerated and murdered at the hands of the children, grand children and great-grand children of the holocaust, will one day pay the price for their murderous complicity and ignominy.
We will not forgive or forget.
Israel: A criminal state par excellance
In its exaggerated self-infatuation and excessive narcissism, Israel, a criminal state par excellence, often claims it is light upon mankind.
Zionist Jews, who falsely claim allegiance to the prophetic traditions of ancient Israel, are actually mostly atheists.
In fact, Zionism has more in common with the most infamous paragons of evil throughout history than with such Hebrew luminaries as the Prophet Moses, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Solomon.
Indeed, ever since its misbegotten birth in 1948, a birth fraught with crimes against humanity, Israel’s modus operandi has been an uninterrupted series of atrocities, oppression, persecution, inequity, and racism.
Thus, Israel, A criminal state par excellence, is also a great falsifier of truth, history by claiming a higher moral ground vis-à-vis the Palestinians, its largely-unwept victims who are still crying to the seventh heaven for justice.
Israel is already starving and tormenting 1.6 million Gazans, denying them food, clean water, and other necessities of life. The 17-year draconian siege is apparently meant to punish Gazans for electing Hamas which simply refuses to recognize Israel for religious and moral reasons. The international community sought to overlook Israel’s real crimes against humanity inflicted repeatedly on some two million helpless Palestinians languishing under a N-a-z-i-like siege imposed and maintained by Israel.
Israel portrays herself as a beacon of light in a sea of dictatorship, tyranny, and oppression,
What Israel, a criminal state par Excellance, refuses to tell the world, however, is the fact that the Jewish state through its ubiquitous tentacles in America, Europe and elsewhere to enable, shield, sustain, and support tyrannical regimes in the region such as the Sissi police state in Egypt, the feudal regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.
Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.
Israel, ruled by supremacist and megalomaniac Jews who think that no country or entity under the sun has a right to criticize Israel’s appalling maltreatment of the Palestinians, believes it has an unending free season on its victims.
Those are the Nazi-minded ideologues who are indoctrinated in Talmudic Jewish supremacy and who believe that the non-Jews lives have no sanctity , those are the Talmudic thugs who believe that the Palestinians must either be expelled or massacred .
As to its victims, Israel seeks always to demonize and dehumanize them so that the world will react indifferently if not callously when Israel murders them, expels them from their homes, steals their land and property as well as demolish their homes, a nearly daily callous practice the state of the Jews carries out in the West Bank.
Israel was born in sin. It will always be a sinful state, no matter what we read in the New York Times and the Washington Post or what we see on CNN and Fox News.
World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza
The Israeli army, which can be called the Jewish Wehrmacht given its Nazi-like behavior, continues to pound the Gaza Strip from ground, sea and air. According to sources in Gaza, virtually all targets hit so far are civilians.
As many as 3500 Palestinians, virtually all of them civilians, have been reported killed so far. Thousands others were injured, many sustaining life-threatening wounds.
The scenes of mutilated and maimed children, some of whose bodies are seen protruding through the rubble of their homes, destroyed by missiles fired by American-supplied F-16 fighter jets, seem to verify the view that Israel is targeting Palestinian civilians in Gaza knowingly and deliberately.
Israeli leaders and military officials are openly gloating over the high death toll among Palestinian civilians. They blame Hamas for the orgy of killing. However, virtually all Palestinians don’t buy the Israeli logice.
As we all know, this is not the first time Israel indulges in such war crimes.
Israel has always been a regular perpetrator of war crimes . Indeed, one would exaggerate very little by arguing that Israel itself is a war crime or a crime against humanity.
I am not going to spend time refuting Israeli hasbara lies, blaming Hamas for the latest conflagration. Having been a vigilant observer of Israeli behavior for several decade , I can honestly argue that honesty and Israel can not really be used in the same sentence. Israel and honesty are an eternal oxymoron.
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As always, Israel violated the uneasy truce reached through Egyptian mediation in 2002. Israeli leaders, proceeding from the Talmudic ideology which views all non-Jews as lesser human beings or virtual animals, don’t feel bound by agreements or treaties reached with “Goyem.“
People in the west, long duped and brainwashed by Zionist propaganda, may raise they eyebrows when reading these words. But we who live with these Judeo-Nazis and have been at the receiving end of their murderousness and evilness know better.
We don’t need and won’t accept lectures about the “humanity and civility” of the N-a-z-i-s of our time.
Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza don’t constitute an existential threat to Israel, which has one of the strongest military machines in the world.
In fact, the claim that Gaza is threatening Israel is infinitely ridiculous. The thoroughly-starved and hermetically blockaded Gazans have a hard time feeding their children, let alone pose any meaningful threat to the N-a-z-i Germany of our time, a pugnacious state that more or less tightly controls the most powerful country under the sun, the United States.
It is sad and lamentable that a country of 320 million has allowed itself to be enslaved by Zionist pressure groups, hell-bent on prostituting America and eviscerating it of any semblance of morality for Israel’s sake.
Palestinians have resist Jewish terror
But the Palestinians can not take their very survival for granted. They can’t rely on the so-called international community to shield them against Jewish N-a-z-i-s-m.
Indeed, if the Palestinians don’t defend themselves, who is going to defend them? Obama? Merkel? Or Puten?
Hence, the valiant Palestinian determination to put up a semblance of resistance to the Jewish Wehrmacht. The Israeli assault on Gaza is not an assault on Hamas; It is rather a nefarious aggression against the entire Palestinian people. It is intended to break our people’s will to resist Israeli Nazism. Pure and simple.
To put the matter in a nutshell, the Palestinians in Gaza are simply defending themselves against an overwhelming evil force that is hell bent on ethnically cleansing them and stealing their motherland. Our fighters don’t fire their home-made missiles on Israel because they want to spill Jewish blood. They do it because this is the only means they possess to deter a cannibalistic enemy that can only feel good if and when it spills Palestinian blood.
Besides, the problem with Israel didn’t begin last week or last year.
Just remember that many of the people being now bombarded and murdered by the Jewish Wehrmacht are actually children, grand children and great grand children of the original Palestinian refugees that Israel massacred or brutally expelled out of their homes when the evil state was created in Palestine in 1948.
Hence, the Palestinians in Gaza can not really be terrorists if only because they were never the initiator of violence and terror. The Palestinians were living peaceably in their towns and villages, mostly leading a simple pastoral life until waves of Khazari Jews, who had no real connection with the ancient Israelites, invaded Palestine with the aid of Western countries, especially the evil empire, the United Kingdome.
Yes, it was Britain that put the venomous Jewish snake in the bed of the Palestinian child. Britain, as Noam Chomsky wisely said, can not claim innocence or argue that it didn’t know the snake was so poisonous.
Gaza Massacre: Surviving by dying
Today, Palestinians are sacrificing their lives for their freedom, dignity and survival. This is what they have always been doing from time immemorial. We are very much children of martyrs who were themselves children of martyrs. We survived despite a harsh history of plots and conspiracies that aimed to eradicate us as a people from the face of earth.
We in Gaza will survive the latest Israeli blitz as well
However, the world community ought to feel ashamed for watching the Nazi Germany of our time gang up on a defenseless people in Gaza whose only crime is that it is not part of “the holy tribe,”
This conspicuously immoral world , which doesn’t respect any modicum of respect, will surely have a precarious future. It will face ultimate demise.
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