The political play Masrah al-Shawk that was performed in Damascus as an immediate reaction to Arab defeat in the War of 1967

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From left to right: Duraid Lahham, Ziad Mawlawi, Nihad Qali, and Rafiq Sibayi. The play mocked Arab inferiority and upset authorities, who demanded that it be stopped and its actors be arrested. Their arrest was prevented by Defense Minister Hafez al-Assad.