Shashu, Salim

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SHASHU, SALIM (1926– ), Iraqi poet and journalist. A Baghdad lawyer and teacher, Shashu immigrated to Israel in 1951 and edited the Arabic weekly al-Manār, also working for the Arabic section of the Israel Broadcasting Authority. He hailed Israel's military achievements in his nationalist poems. His verse collection Fī 'Ālam al-Nūr ("In the World of Light," 1959) was dedicated to President Ben-Zvi.

[Shmuel Moreh]