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Elias Khoury (إلياس خوري) (born 12 July 1948) is a Lebanese novelist, playwright, critic and a prominent public intellectual. [1]

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Achrafieh (الأشرفية), also spelled Ashrafieh and Ashrafiyeh, is one of the oldest districts of Beirut, Lebanon.

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Ali Ahmad Said Esber (علي أحمد سعيد إسبر, romanised: ʿAlī Aḥmad Saʿīd Aṣbar, born 1 January 1930), also known by the pen name Adonis or Adunis (Arabic: أدونيس, Adūnīs), is a Syrian poet, essayist and translator considered one of the most influential and dominant Arab poets of the modern era, He led a modernist revolution in the second half of the 20th century, exerting a seismic influence on Arabic poetry comparable to T. S. Eliot's in the anglophone world.

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An ambassador is an official envoy, especially a highest ranking diplomat who represents a state and is usually accredited to another sovereign state, or to an international organization as the resident representative of their own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment.

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American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut (AUB); الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت) is a private, secular, and independent university in Beirut, Lebanon. Degrees awarded at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are officially registered with the New York Board of Regents. The university is ranked as the number one university in Lebanon and among the top 250 universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings. The American University of Beirut is governed by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees and offers programs leading to Bachelor's, Master’s, MD, and PhD degrees. It collaborates with many universities around the world, notably with Columbia University, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Washington, DC; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the University of Paris. The current president is Fadlo R. Khuri, M.D.. The American University of Beirut (AUB) boasts an operating budget of $300 million with an endowment of approximately $500 million. The campus is composed of 64 buildings, including the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) (420 beds), 5 libraries, 3 museums and 7 dormitories. Almost one-fifth of AUB's students attended secondary school or university outside of Lebanon before coming to AUB. AUB Graduates reside in approximately 100 countries worldwide. The language of instruction is English.

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An-Nahar (النهار) (English translation: The Morning or The Day) is a leading Arabic-language daily newspaper published in Lebanon.

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As-Safir (السفير), meaning The Ambassador, is a leading Arabic-language daily newspaper in Lebanon.

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Beirut (بيروت; Biblical Hebrew: בְּאֵרוֹת Be'erot; Hebrew: ביירות Beirut; Latin: Berytus; Beyrouth; Beyrut; Պէյրութ Beyrut) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.

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Best Translated Book Award

The Best Translated Book Award is an American literary award that recognizes the previous year's best original translation into English, one book of poetry and one of fiction.

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Black September in Jordan

The term Black September (أيلول الأسود; aylūl al-aswad) refers to the Jordanian Civil War that began in September 1970 and ended in July of 1971.

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Catalan language

Catalan (Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh; also or autonym: català or) is a Romance language named for its origins in Catalonia, in what is northeastern Spain and adjoining parts of France.

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Columbia University

Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

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Democratic Left Movement (Lebanon)

The Democratic Left Movement (DLM, حركة اليسار الديمقراطي Harakat Al-Yassar Al-Dimuqratiy, Arabic acronym HYD) is a nonsectarian and a democratic leftist political party with seats in the Lebanese Parliament.

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Dutch language

Dutch is a West Germanic language that is spoken in the European Union by about 23 million people as a first language—including most of the population of the Netherlands and about sixty percent of that of Belgium—and by another 5 million as a second language.

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Egypt (مِصر, مَصر), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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Emile Habibi

Imil (Emile) Shukri Habiby (إميل حبيبي, אמיל חביבי, 28 January 1922 – 2 May 1996) was a Palestinian and Israeli Arab writer of Arabic expression and a communist politician, son of a Christian family.

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Fataḥ (فتح), formerly the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, is a leading secular Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the confederated multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

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Film director

A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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French language

French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.

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Ghassan Kanafani

Ghassan Kanafani(Arabic:غسان كنفاني, April 9, 1936 in Akka, Palestine – July 8, 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon) was a Palestinian writer and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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Greek Orthodox Christianity in Lebanon

Greek Orthodox Christianity in Lebanon refers to adherents of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch in Lebanon, which is an autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church within the wider communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and is the second largest Christian denomination in Lebanon after the Maronites.

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Haaretz (הארץ) (lit. "The Land ", originally Ḥadashot Ha'aretz – חדשות הארץ, – "News the Land ") is Israel's oldest daily newspaper.

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Hebrew language

Hebrew is a West Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family.

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Hisham Sharabi

Hisham Sharabi (1927 Jaffa, Palestine–2005 Beirut, Lebanon) was Professor Emeritus of History and Umar al-Mukhtar Chair of Arab Culture at Georgetown University, where he was a specialist in European intellectual history and social thought.

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Holocaust denial

Holocaust denial is the act of denying the genocide of Jews in the Holocaust during World War II.

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Humphrey T. Davies

Humphrey T. Davies is a translator of Arabic fiction, historical and classical texts.

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Israel, officially the State of Israel (מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל; دولة إِسْرَائِيل), is a country in West Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.

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Italian language

Italian (or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, as a second language in Albania, Malta, Slovenia and Croatia, by minorities in Crimea, Eritrea, France, Libya, Monaco, Montenegro, Romania and Somalia, – Gordon, Raymond G., Jr.

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Le Monde

Le Monde (The World) is a French daily evening newspaper founded by Hubert Beuve-Méry and continuously published in Paris since its first edition on 19 December 1944.

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Lebanese American University

The Lebanese American University (Arabic: الجامعة اللبنانية الأميركية) is a secular, private and independent American university and research institution located in Lebanon.

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Lebanese Civil War

The Lebanese Civil War (الحرب الأهلية اللبنانية - Al-Ḥarb al-Ahliyyah al-Libnāniyyah) was a multifaceted civil war in Lebanon, lasting from 1975 to 1990 and resulting in an estimated 120,000 fatalities.

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Lebanese University

The Lebanese University (الجامعة اللبنانية, Université Libanaise) is the only public institution for higher learning in Lebanon.

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Lebanon (or; لبنان or; Lebanese Arabic:; Aramaic: לבנאן; French: Liban), officially the Lebanese RepublicRepublic of Lebanon is the most common phrase used by Lebanese government agencies.

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Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish (محمود درويش., 13 March 1942 – 9 August 2008) was a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet.

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Maia Tabet

Maia Tabet is an Arabic-English literary translator with a background in editing and journalism.

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Marilyn Booth

Marilyn Louise Booth (born 24 February 1955) is an author, scholar and translator of Arabic literature.

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Maya Jaggi

Maya Jaggi is a writer, literary critic and editor who, as one of Britain's most respected cultural journalists, is "an influential voice on world literature".

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Modern Standard Arabic

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA; اللغة العربية الفصحى 'the most eloquent Arabic language'), Standard Arabic, or Literary Arabic is the standardized and literary variety of Arabic used in writing and in most formal speech.

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New York

New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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New York University

New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian American research university based in New York City.

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Norwegian language

Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the sole official language.

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Palestine Liberation Organization

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية) is an organization founded in 1964 with the purpose of the "liberation of Palestine" through armed struggle.

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Paris (UK:; US:; French) is the capital and most-populous city of France.

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Paula Haydar

Paula Haydar is an American academic and translator.

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Peter Theroux

Peter Christopher Sebastian Theroux (born 1956) is an American writer and translator.

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Portuguese language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Romance language and the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe.

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Rafic Hariri

Rafic Baha El Deen Al Hariri (رفيق بهاء الدين الحريري; 1 November 1944 – 14 February 2005) was a Lebanese-Saudi business tycoon and the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until his resignation on.

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Samir Kassir

Samir Kassir (سمير قصير in Arabic) (5 May 1960 – 2 June 2005) was a French-Lebanese professor of history at Saint-Joseph University and journalist.

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Second Intifada

The Second Intifada, also known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada (انتفاضة الأقصى; אינתיפאדת אל-אקצה Intifādat El-Aqtzah), was the second Palestinian uprising against Israel – a period of intensified Israeli-Palestinian violence.

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Spanish language

Spanish (español), also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native-speakers.

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Swedish language

Swedish is a North Germanic language, spoken natively by about 9 million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish.

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Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological pain and possibly injury to an organism, usually to one who is physically restrained or otherwise under the torturer's control or custody and unable to defend against what is being done to him or her.

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Yedioth Ahronoth

Yedioth Ahronoth (ידיעות אחרונות,; lit. Latest News) is a national daily newspaper published in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Yousry Nasrallah

Yousry Nasrallah (يسرى نصر الله) (born 1952) is an Egyptian film director.

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Yusuf Idris

Yusuf Idris, also Yusif Idris (يوسف إدريس)(May 19, 1927 - August 1, 1991) was an Egyptian writer of plays, short stories, and novels.

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1860 Mount Lebanon civil war

The 1860 Mount Lebanon civil war was the culmination of a peasant uprising, which began in the north of Mount Lebanon as a rebellion of Maronite peasants against their Druze overlords and culminated in a massacre in Damascus.

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1948 Palestinian exodus

The 1948 Palestinian exodus, also known as the Nakba (النكبة, "al-Nakbah", lit. "disaster", "catastrophe", or "cataclysm"), occurred when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes, during the 1948 Palestine war.

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