A banquet at the residence of Saadallah al-Jabiri in Aleppo in 1932

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Saadallah al-Jabiri, the future prime minister of Syria, was a ranking member of the National Bloc, the anti-French movement during the years 1928-1946. He is standing in the far left side of the photograph. Seated in front of him is future president Shukri al-Quwatli, an MP for Damascus. On the opposite side of the table (from right to left): Abdul Rahman Kayyali, National Bloc President Hashem al-Atasi, Ibrahim Hananu the Bloc Chief, and Najib al-Barazi, the MP and chief of Hama.