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Frequently Asked Questions about Lebanon

Thanks to all contributors to this FAQ, namely: Naji Mouawad (who started the effort), Basil Hamdan (who maintained this faq before me), Bassem Medawar, Samir Fahs, Mazen Saghir,Edmond J. Abrahamian, Alex Khalil, Olivier M.J. Crepin-Leblond, Hassan Hammoud,Mazen Mokhtar, Barre Ludvigsen, Ghassan Semaan, Elie Wardini, Fady Harfoush,Debbie Masri, Pauline Homsi Vinson, Youssef Fawaz, Mike, Nasri, Rached Zantout,May Nasrallah, Khalil El-Khoury, Danny Chahal, Haidar Harmamani, Wadih Shaib,Walid Nasrallah, Kamie Kitmitto, Ibrahim Ballouz, Nadim Maluf, Fadi Andraos, Boudi Sahyoun, Naji Rizk, Berthe Choueiry, Jamal Zemerly, Wassim Alami, philo, George Fisher, Roger Adbel-Hay, Knut Vik|r, Walid Keirouz, Jihad Kawkabani,Joseph Mouhanna, Ayman Kayssi, Hayssam Taha, Elie Mourad, Jihad Daba, Salah Sadek, Chaabouni Moez, Rania Masri, Kamel Saidi, Mohamad Hannaoui, Joseph Adi, Wassim M. Jabi, Ziad G Kassir, D. G. Lubar, Charly Brady, Loai Said, Philip Abi-Rached, Enrico Westenberg, Ramzi (cudlbear7), Shafik Sirajeddeen, Fadi Kurdahi, Nabil Bukhalid, Kale Charles Khoury, Edward Abouzeid, George Fadel, Rabih Boudargham, Andreas Waczynski, George Chammas, Bassam Tabbara, Pierre Barkett, Adonis El Fakih, Kristin Hariri, Karim El-Boustani, Nagi Sukkarieh, Jocelyne Farhat, Antoun Kanawati, Maan M. Hamze, Mohamad I. Khatib, Carole, Cynthia Moe, Daniel Alam, Samer Solh, A'mad Audi, Kamal Dib, Kimmo Ketolainen and Alaa Dakroub (sorry if I missed anyone).

This FAQ file was compiled and edited by Alaa Dakroub.

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-1. Can I post/receive to/from this newsgroup or other newsgroups if I don't have the permission or I don't have a direct access to a news server ?
There are some sites that allow public connections, there was for a ...
-2. Are there any rules or conventions to post into this news group?
Rules of thumb for posting on Soc.Culture....
-3. What is the value of a Lebanese pound in terms of US$, Can$, UK lb, etc.?
It is in a steady state since several months, and it's gaining ...
-4. What is the address and phone number of the Lebanese Embassy and/or Consulates in the US, Canada, France, etc.... and how can I contact Lebanese universities etc. ?
-5. How can I phone Lebanon and which carrier gives the cheapest rates ?
Using the *local* Lebanon number 04-961345 as example, you dial:...
-6. What are the airlines servicing Beirut ?
Most European and Arab airlines are now flying to Lebanon....
-7. Where can I find tickets for Lebanon at a good price ?
-8. What are the e-mail and Telnet IP addresses for sites in Lebanon?
--> new info:...
-9. What are the phone numbers to call to get Lebanon news ?
There is a mailing list called Leb-Net that sends digests to ...
-11. What are the various Lebanese organizations and how can I contactthem.
American Task Force for ...
-12. What are the projects you can contribute to help rebuild Lebanon ?
There is a non-profit organization for Lebanese Academics and ...
-13. Are there any information about The Cedars of Lebanon and/or organizations that deal with this matter??
There is two organizations that works on Cedars related matters, ...
-13. Cedars Of Lebanon: A. General
Cedrus Libani is a native of Lebanon, hence the name. It ...
-13. Cedars Of Lebanon: B. Occurrence
Despite the foregoing ravages, and the ravages of the past ...
-13. Cedars Of Lebanon: B. Occurrence 1- Chouf Mountains
a- Barouk ...
-13. Cedars Of Lebanon: B. Occurrence 2- North Lebanon Mountains
a- ...
-13. Cedars Of Lebanon: B. Occurrence 3- Other Stands of Cedars
These are generally smaller and more scattered occurrences ...
-13. Cedars Of Lebanon: C. Conservation
SPNL believes that, despite the many dangers still facing ...
-14. Are there any information about ski resorts in Lebanon ?? resorts
-14. Are there any information about ski resorts in Lebanon ?? resorts
-15. What are the various Lebanese magazines and newspapers.
Some of the newspapers are:...
-16. Where can I find Lebanese magazines and newspapers.
In NY/NJ, you can buy it in the World Trade Center, in Penn Station, Newark,...
-17.1 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
What follows are titles of books by contemporary Lebanese ...
-17.2 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Hanan Al-Shaykh, -The Story of Zahra_ trans. Peter Ford. New York: ...
-17.3 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Leon l'africain has also been translated. The English title ...
-17.4 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Robert Fisk,Pity The Nation - The Abduction of Lebanon, Oxford Paperbacks,...
-17.5 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Stefan Wild, Libanesische Ortsnamen, Typologie und Deutung, Beirut 1973....
-17.6 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Here is a review that recently appeared in TIME magazine of Ziad Rahbani'...
-17.7 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Another book is titled The Struggle Over Lebanon by Tabitha Petran. ...
-17.8 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
from the Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford, England (address ...
-17.9 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Paul Balta & Georges Corm (eds.) L'avenir du Liban dans le ...
-17.10 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Kamal Salibi A House of Many Mansions: The History of ...
-17.11 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon?
Papers on
-17.12 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon? Prospects for Lebanon
A series of analytical essays dealing with policy aspects of ...
-17.13 What has been written by Lebanese and/or about Lebanon? Conferences
In addition to an annual conference there are also workshops ...
-18. Where can I find works written by Lebanese and /or on Lebanon ?
Check your local or University Library, most of the books listed above ...
-19. Are there Arabic word processors?
Bassem Medawar has compiled a large FAQ on the subject of Arabic on ...
-19. Are there Arabic word processors? p2
For those interested in Islamic studies, there is also Qoranic software....
-19. Are there Arabic word processors? p3
Recently Arabic text editors for the Mac have undergone some major upgrades,...
-19. Are there Arabic word processors? p4
Evaluation: Tex-...
-19. Are there Arabic word processors? p5
...
-19. Are there Arabic word processors? p6
Style: ...
-20. Is there a standard Arabic alphabet representation in Latin ?
The standard is called cat (for Classical Arabic Transliteration) ...
-21. Are there any available sources to learn Syriac ?
If you want to learn Syriac from scratch, and are not interested in ...
-22. Where can I find Lebanese songs and music ?
Town Records in Manhattan sell International records including,...
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p1
In Brooklyn, NY, there are a couple Lebanese Restaurants on ...
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p2
There are three in the St.Louis area:...
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p3
In Austin, Texas: ...
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p4
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p5
Here in London, we are well supplied with a number of ...
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p6
London Take-away food:...
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p7
San Fransisco:...
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p8
In Paris in France:...
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p9
In
-23. Where can I find a Lebanese restaurant? p10
-24. Where can I find a Lebanese grocery store?
There are two large Arab shopping areas that I know of in NY/NJ:...
-25. Is there a good Lebanese recipe book ?
Fann-Al-Tabkh by Georges Al-Rayess....
-26. Are there recipes available on the net ?
Yes! Telnet to Archie and search for recipes with the command: ...
-27. Is there an ftp archive site for Lebanese art works ?
---> Change:...
-28. What is the best way to deal with multiple system TVs and VCRs and how can I get my VCR tape converted to a format that works in Lebanon ?
Three solutions :...
-29. What are the Arabic TV channels that can be received in Northern and central America
There are currently 2 Arabic channels that could be received ...
-30. What are newborn names that could be used for Lebanese children livingabroad that would work in both Lebanon and western societies.
For girls:
-31. I plan to go home soon and I have heard rumors that the draft will be re-instituted, do you have any additional information about it ? I was born in 1923 and I am afraid that I would be subject to the draft !
The latest on the subject and the most recent decision is that ...
-32. Where can I get a copy of the English translation of the Lebanese Constitution ?
A Translated copy of the Lebanese Constitution is archived ...
-33. Where can I get a copy of the English translation of Taef Agreement ?
A Translated copy of the Taef Agreement is also archived ...
-34. I need to ship a car/or some merchandise to Lebanon, do you know of a shipping company that handles this ?
-35. I suddenly developed an urge for Middle-Eastern cuisine, can you help me quench this horrifying thirst ?
You can try to prepare any of the following recipes:...
-35. Recipe: Moughli, in French
Ingredients:...
-35. Recipe: Ghoraibe', in French
Ingredients:...
-35. Recipe: Namoura, in French
Ingredients:...
-35. Recipe: Sirop, in French
3 Verres de ...
-35. Recipe: Eish-Essarraya recipe, in French
Ingredients:...
-35. Recipe: Chawarma
2 lbs of thin sliced Sirloin ...
-35. Recipe: Begetarian Kbeb
Just like any other Lebanese receipe, measurements are relative to ...
-35. Recipe: Tabbouleh
1 cup fine ...
-35. Recipe: Hummos
Ingredients:...
-35. Recipe: Baba Ghanouj
1 eggplant (about 1.25 lbs.)...
-35. Recipe: Falafel
1 lb. dry ful (fava beans)...
-35. Recipe: Stuffed Grape Leaves in Oil
1 lb tender grape ...
-35. Recipe: Knafi (bil Jibn or Ushta)
I have recently learned to make Knafi, and if I do say so, I think I ...
-35. Recipe: Baklava 1
Syrup Ingredients:...
-35. Recipe: Baklava 2
Fillo dough (pastry leaves)....
-35. Recipe: Baklava 3
here's my recipe. i'm doing this off the top of my head, so bear with me. :)...
-35. Recipe: Ragout of Green Beans (Loobyieh ou rozz)
Ingredients:...
-35. Recipe: Potato kibbeh recipe from the book _The Art Of Cooking_ orFann al Tabkh
Potato
-35. Recipe: Another recipe for "Potato Kibbeh"
I suppose this one is a jabalieh!! Mountaineer Potato Kibbeh ;-)...
-35. Recipe: Mjadara
Ingredients:...
-35. Recipe: Sambusik.
-35. Recipe: Rice Bidfeen
-35. Recipe: Pita Bread
This recipe comes from Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads, ...
-35. Recipe: Pita Bread 2
2 cups of
-35. Recipe: Halewet l-jibn
you need to have:...
-35. Recipe: Ma@moul btamir (b-@ajweh)
--> New:...
-36. Where can I find information about US State Department visa regulations for foreigners.
If you need any information about US visas or related subjects,...
-37. How can I get the latest travel advisory for Americans wishing to visit Lebanon or the Middle-East ?
A collection of all travel advisories released by the ...
-38. Are there available statistical and basic general information about Lebanon, and what are they ?
-38. CIA Factbook on Lebanon listing (dated 1993)
-38. CIA Factbook on Lebanon: Environment and People
current issues deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; air and water ...
-38. CIA Factbook on Lebanon: Government
-38. CIA Factbook on Lebanon: Economy
-38. CIA Factbook on Lebanon: Communications
-38. CIA Factbook on Lebanon: Defense Forces
-39. I know someone's name, and I think they might have an electronic mail address somewhere. How can I find it?
This question was repeated several times on s.c.l so I'm refereing to a ...
-40. Are there published CDs (Compact Disks) about Lebanon and the levant in general ?
The following annoucement was made on sc.lebanon recently (mid Nov 1994):...
-41. What are the adresses of World Wide Web/FTP/Gopher sites of Lebanese people and dealing with Lebanon in general ?
-42. Where can I find Arabic Musical Instruments ?
I remember a while back (several months ago) someone posted asking ...
-43. Are there any arabic instrumental music CDs ?
Try the following:...
-44. Are there Lebanese movies ? Where I can find them ? Can you give some opinions about these movies ?
Data and History:...
-45. Where can I find Lebanese and Arabic books ?
International Club of Arabic Book has opened a book store south ...
-46. Do you have any information about the Lebanese community in Canada?
The Lebanese community in Canada is one of the largest outside ...









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