Sidon

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day. The carnival features European and Local Acrobats, giant floating balloons, exotic dancers, a light and sound show...etc. * Independence Day Celebrations. Sidon played a significant role in Lebanon's quest for Independence in the early 1940s whether through its nationalist politicians or through its citizens' protests and demonstrations demanding Independence. Hence, On 22 November of every year, Sidon celebrates Lebanon's Independence through a series of festivities that involve: a Military


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termed Phoenicia, whose maritime culture flourished there for more than 5000 years. Ancient ruins in Byblos, Berytus (Beirut), Sidon, Sarepta (Sarafand), and Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)) show a civilized nation, with urban centres and sophisticated arts. Present-day Lebanon was a cosmopolitan centre for many nations and cultures. Its people roamed the Mediterranean seas, skilled in trade and in art, and founded trading colonies. They were also the creators of the oldest known 24-letter alphabet, a shortening of earlier 30-letter alphabets such as Proto-Sinaitic and Ugaritic. The country's role in the region, as indeed in the world at large, was shaped by trade. The area, formerly part of the region known as Greater Syria, served as a link between the Mediterranean world and India and East Asia. The merchants of the region exported oil (petroleum), grain, textiles, metal work (metalworking), and pottery through the port cities to Western (Western world) markets. The linkage role of Lebanon was further enhanced by the nomads of the Syrian (Syrian Desert) and Arabian (Arabian desert) deserts who visited the cities of Syria to trade. The caravans developed limited routes that often led to the coastal cities of Tripoli (Tripoli, Lebanon), Beirut, Sidon, or Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)). This created a merchant class and brought wealth to the inhabitants of the region. The trade between East and West led to the development of a cosmopolitan (Multiculturalism) culture in Lebanon's port cities, whose inhabitants became known for their multilingualism, flexibility, moderation, and commercial acumen. * Shi'a Muslims are around 30% Commons:Sidon


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Corbusier . * Nazih El-Bizri, former Minister of Health who held several ministry posts in successive Lebanese governments, and a longstanding Member of the National Parliament, highly active and visible for over 50 years in Lebanese and Levantine politics. * Abdel Rahman El-Bizri, former mayor of Sidon (son of Nazih El-Bizri); an active local politician, and also a faculty member at the American University of Beirut medical school. * Nader El-Bizri, Philosopher, Architect, and prolific Scholar with a leading international academic and intellectual profile. * Bahaa Bsat, former President of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Lebanon and former president of the "Maqasid" distinguished old school in Sidon. * Emile Bustani, one of Lebanon's entrepreneurial and philanthropist stars in the first half of the 20th century. Founder of an intentional petroleum company and of CAT. Raised as orphan by American missionaries at the Gerard Institute in Sidon at the beginnings of the 20th century. * Ghassan Hammoud, MD (Ghassan Hammoud), Founder of Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center, the main medical institution in modern Sidon. * Rafic Hariri, former highly eminent Prime Minister, billionaire and international businessman, grand philanthropist, and late leader of the Future Movement; assassinated on 14 February 2005. * Bahia Hariri, former Minister of Education in the governments of Lebanon and philanthropist. Bahia Hariri is the only sister of the late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Presently, Bahia Hariri is a member of the Lebanese Parliament as she was re-elected in June 2009. * Saad Hariri, youngest former Prime Minister of Lebanon; an international businessman, and son of Rafic Hariri. * Bahaa Hariri, international businessman and billionaire, son of Rafic Hariri. * Ahmad Hariri, young leader in the Hariri Future Movement and son of Bahia Hariri. * Ibrahim El-Mallah, international businessman and entrepreneur largely invested in Sidon. * Hamzi Moghrabi, Civil & Environmental Engineer, Founder and President of IBC Corp. the brainchild behind the waste processing plant in Sidon. * Adel Osseiran, co-founder of modern Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Ali Osseiran, Member of Parliament and former Minister. * Sheikh Mohamad Osseiran, Jaafari Mufti of Sidon. * Hiba Al-Qawwas, Lebanon's leading Soprano. * Maarouf Saad, former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament and founder of the Popular Nasserite Party. Influential local leader, assassinated in 1975 at the eve of the Lebanese civil war. * Moustapha Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, popular Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Ousama Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Fouad Siniora, former Prime Minister of Lebanon and minister of finance, a longstanding member of parliament, and main leader in the future movement. * Riad Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Takkie El Dine Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics; died in Paris. * Sami Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Rashid Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Ali Zaatari (al-Haj Ali Zaatari), leading early to the middle of the 20th century businessman, landlord and agriculture entrepreneur, built a fortune with his brothers and sons. * Ahmad 'Arif Al-Zein, an early 20th-century Sheikh and eminent Islamic jurist-scholar, an educator and journalist who founded the learned "'Irfan" magazine. * Sulayman Al-Zein, former Minister of Education. See also Commons:Sidon

; south of the capital Beirut. In Genesis (Book of Genesis), Sidon is a son of Canaan (Canaan (biblical figure)), a grandson of Noah. Its name coincides with the modern Arabic

abbr on off the coastline of Sidon. In ancient times, it was used as a breakwater for the protection of ships and fleets. The island is a preferred destination for the locals who come here for picnics and swimming. The island is accessed by several ferry boats from the port of Sidon. * The Corniche is a seaside promenade that extends for about along the city's coast. The Corniche is a popular destination for walkers, joggers, skaters and bikers. Push cart vendors


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Corbusier . * Nazih El-Bizri, former Minister of Health who held several ministry posts in successive Lebanese governments, and a longstanding Member of the National Parliament, highly active and visible for over 50 years in Lebanese and Levantine politics. * Abdel Rahman El-Bizri, former mayor of Sidon (son of Nazih El-Bizri); an active local politician, and also a faculty member at the American University of Beirut medical school. * Nader El-Bizri, Philosopher, Architect, and prolific Scholar with a leading international academic and intellectual profile. * Bahaa Bsat, former President of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Lebanon and former president of the "Maqasid" distinguished old school in Sidon. * Emile Bustani, one of Lebanon's entrepreneurial and philanthropist stars in the first half of the 20th century. Founder of an intentional petroleum company and of CAT. Raised as orphan by American missionaries at the Gerard Institute in Sidon at the beginnings of the 20th century. * Ghassan Hammoud, MD (Ghassan Hammoud), Founder of Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center, the main medical institution in modern Sidon. * Rafic Hariri, former highly eminent Prime Minister, billionaire and international businessman, grand philanthropist, and late leader of the Future Movement; assassinated on 14 February 2005. * Bahia Hariri, former Minister of Education in the governments of Lebanon and philanthropist. Bahia Hariri is the only sister of the late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Presently, Bahia Hariri is a member of the Lebanese Parliament as she was re-elected in June 2009. * Saad Hariri, youngest former Prime Minister of Lebanon; an international businessman, and son of Rafic Hariri. * Bahaa Hariri, international businessman and billionaire, son of Rafic Hariri. * Ahmad Hariri, young leader in the Hariri Future Movement and son of Bahia Hariri. * Ibrahim El-Mallah, international businessman and entrepreneur largely invested in Sidon. * Hamzi Moghrabi, Civil & Environmental Engineer, Founder and President of IBC Corp. the brainchild behind the waste processing plant in Sidon. * Adel Osseiran, co-founder of modern Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Ali Osseiran, Member of Parliament and former Minister. * Sheikh Mohamad Osseiran, Jaafari Mufti of Sidon. * Hiba Al-Qawwas, Lebanon's leading Soprano. * Maarouf Saad, former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament and founder of the Popular Nasserite Party. Influential local leader, assassinated in 1975 at the eve of the Lebanese civil war. * Moustapha Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, popular Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Ousama Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Fouad Siniora, former Prime Minister of Lebanon and minister of finance, a longstanding member of parliament, and main leader in the future movement. * Riad Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Takkie El Dine Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics; died in Paris. * Sami Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Rashid Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Ali Zaatari (al-Haj Ali Zaatari), leading early to the middle of the 20th century businessman, landlord and agriculture entrepreneur, built a fortune with his brothers and sons. * Ahmad 'Arif Al-Zein, an early 20th-century Sheikh and eminent Islamic jurist-scholar, an educator and journalist who founded the learned "'Irfan" magazine. * Sulayman Al-Zein, former Minister of Education. See also Commons:Sidon

to by the prophets (Isaiah 23:2, 4, 12; Jeremiah 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezekiel 27:8; 28:21, 22; 32:30; Joel 3:4). * Elijah sojourned in Sidon, performing miracles (1 Kings 17:9–24; to Korazin and Bethsaida. * From


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) *Afghanistan (Kabul - ''2 branches'') 3–2 Saida International Stadium, Saïda (Sidon), Lebanon International Friendly (Exhibition game) The sarcophagus of Eshmunazar II, which is now in the Louvre, was unearthed in 1855 in a site near Sidon, and contains an inscription - known as KAI-14 "Kanaanäische und Aramäische Inschriften", Herbert Donner, Wolfgang Röllig , ISBN 3447045876 , in Phoenician (Phoenician languages) Canaanite (Canaanite languages), inscribed using the Phoenician alphabet. Now located in the Louvre Museum in Paris, the sarcophagus was created in the early 5th century BCE. The inscription identifies the king inside and warns people not to disturb him. Commons:Sidon


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Corbusier . * Nazih El-Bizri, former Minister of Health who held several ministry posts in successive Lebanese governments, and a longstanding Member of the National Parliament, highly active and visible for over 50 years in Lebanese and Levantine politics. * Abdel Rahman El-Bizri, former mayor of Sidon (son of Nazih El-Bizri); an active local politician, and also a faculty member at the American University of Beirut medical school. * Nader El-Bizri, Philosopher, Architect, and prolific Scholar with a leading international academic and intellectual profile. * Bahaa Bsat, former President of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Lebanon and former president of the "Maqasid" distinguished old school in Sidon. * Emile Bustani, one of Lebanon's entrepreneurial and philanthropist stars in the first half of the 20th century. Founder of an intentional petroleum company and of CAT. Raised as orphan by American missionaries at the Gerard Institute in Sidon at the beginnings of the 20th century. * Ghassan Hammoud, MD (Ghassan Hammoud), Founder of Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center, the main medical institution in modern Sidon. * Rafic Hariri, former highly eminent Prime Minister, billionaire and international businessman, grand philanthropist, and late leader of the Future Movement; assassinated on 14 February 2005. * Bahia Hariri, former Minister of Education in the governments of Lebanon and philanthropist. Bahia Hariri is the only sister of the late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Presently, Bahia Hariri is a member of the Lebanese Parliament as she was re-elected in June 2009. * Saad Hariri, youngest former Prime Minister of Lebanon; an international businessman, and son of Rafic Hariri. * Bahaa Hariri, international businessman and billionaire, son of Rafic Hariri. * Ahmad Hariri, young leader in the Hariri Future Movement and son of Bahia Hariri. * Ibrahim El-Mallah, international businessman and entrepreneur largely invested in Sidon. * Hamzi Moghrabi, Civil & Environmental Engineer, Founder and President of IBC Corp. the brainchild behind the waste processing plant in Sidon. * Adel Osseiran, co-founder of modern Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Ali Osseiran, Member of Parliament and former Minister. * Sheikh Mohamad Osseiran, Jaafari Mufti of Sidon. * Hiba Al-Qawwas, Lebanon's leading Soprano. * Maarouf Saad, former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament and founder of the Popular Nasserite Party. Influential local leader, assassinated in 1975 at the eve of the Lebanese civil war. * Moustapha Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, popular Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Ousama Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Fouad Siniora, former Prime Minister of Lebanon and minister of finance, a longstanding member of parliament, and main leader in the future movement. * Riad Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Takkie El Dine Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics; died in Paris. * Sami Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Rashid Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Ali Zaatari (al-Haj Ali Zaatari), leading early to the middle of the 20th century businessman, landlord and agriculture entrepreneur, built a fortune with his brothers and sons. * Ahmad 'Arif Al-Zein, an early 20th-century Sheikh and eminent Islamic jurist-scholar, an educator and journalist who founded the learned "'Irfan" magazine. * Sulayman Al-Zein, former Minister of Education. See also Commons:Sidon

to by the prophets (Isaiah 23:2, 4, 12; Jeremiah 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezekiel 27:8; 28:21, 22; 32:30; Joel 3:4). * Elijah sojourned in Sidon, performing miracles (1 Kings 17:9–24; to Korazin and Bethsaida. * From

assemblage suggested to date just prior to the invention of pottery. It was one of the most important Phoenician cities, and may have been the oldest. From here, and other ports, a great Mediterranean commercial empire was founded. Homer praised the skill of its craftsmen in producing glass, purple dyes, and its women's skill at the art of embroidery. It was also from here that a colonizing party went to found the city of Tyre, Lebanon Tyre


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into the northern Kingdom of Israel (Kingdom of Israel (Samaria)) and southern Kingdom of Judah, which retained the historic seat of government and focus of the Israelite religion at the Temple in Jerusalem. Omri, King of Israel, continued policies dating from the reign of Jeroboam, contrary to the laws of Moses, that were intended to reorient religious focus away from Jerusalem: encouraging the building of local temple altars for sacrifices, appointing priests from outside the family of the Levites, and allowing or encouraging temples dedicated to the Canaanite (Canaanite religion) god, Baal. Kaufman, Yehezkel. "The Biblical Age." In Schwarz, Leo W. ed. ''Great Ages and Ideas of the Jewish People.'' Modern Library: New York. 1956. p. 53–56. Raven, John H. ''The History of the Religion of Israel.'' Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1979. p. 281–281. Omri achieved domestic security with a marriage alliance between his son Ahab and princess Jezebel (Jezebel (Bible)), a priestess of Baal and the daughter of the king of Sidon in Phoenicia. Psalm 45, sometimes viewed as a wedding song for Ahab and Jezebel, may allude to this union and its problems: "Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house; and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him; the people of Tyre will sue your favor with gifts." Commons:Sidon


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Corbusier . * Nazih El-Bizri, former Minister of Health who held several ministry posts in successive Lebanese governments, and a longstanding Member of the National Parliament, highly active and visible for over 50 years in Lebanese and Levantine politics. * Abdel Rahman El-Bizri, former mayor of Sidon (son of Nazih El-Bizri); an active local politician, and also a faculty member at the American University of Beirut medical school. * Nader El-Bizri, Philosopher, Architect, and prolific Scholar with a leading international academic and intellectual profile. * Bahaa Bsat, former President of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Lebanon and former president of the "Maqasid" distinguished old school in Sidon. * Emile Bustani, one of Lebanon's entrepreneurial and philanthropist stars in the first half of the 20th century. Founder of an intentional petroleum company and of CAT. Raised as orphan by American missionaries at the Gerard Institute in Sidon at the beginnings of the 20th century. * Ghassan Hammoud, MD (Ghassan Hammoud), Founder of Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center, the main medical institution in modern Sidon. * Rafic Hariri, former highly eminent Prime Minister, billionaire and international businessman, grand philanthropist, and late leader of the Future Movement; assassinated on 14 February 2005. * Bahia Hariri, former Minister of Education in the governments of Lebanon and philanthropist. Bahia Hariri is the only sister of the late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Presently, Bahia Hariri is a member of the Lebanese Parliament as she was re-elected in June 2009. * Saad Hariri, youngest former Prime Minister of Lebanon; an international businessman, and son of Rafic Hariri. * Bahaa Hariri, international businessman and billionaire, son of Rafic Hariri. * Ahmad Hariri, young leader in the Hariri Future Movement and son of Bahia Hariri. * Ibrahim El-Mallah, international businessman and entrepreneur largely invested in Sidon. * Hamzi Moghrabi, Civil & Environmental Engineer, Founder and President of IBC Corp. the brainchild behind the waste processing plant in Sidon. * Adel Osseiran, co-founder of modern Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Ali Osseiran, Member of Parliament and former Minister. * Sheikh Mohamad Osseiran, Jaafari Mufti of Sidon. * Hiba Al-Qawwas, Lebanon's leading Soprano. * Maarouf Saad, former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament and founder of the Popular Nasserite Party. Influential local leader, assassinated in 1975 at the eve of the Lebanese civil war. * Moustapha Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, popular Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Ousama Saad, son of Maarouf Saad, Nasserite politician, and former deputy representing Sidon in the national parliament. * Fouad Siniora, former Prime Minister of Lebanon and minister of finance, a longstanding member of parliament, and main leader in the future movement. * Riad Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon a highly eminent leading figure in Lebanon's 20th-century history, participated in securing Lebanon's independence from the French mandate. * Takkie El Dine Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics; died in Paris. * Sami Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Rashid Solh, former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and a leading figure in Lebanese politics. * Ali Zaatari (al-Haj Ali Zaatari), leading early to the middle of the 20th century businessman, landlord and agriculture entrepreneur, built a fortune with his brothers and sons. * Ahmad 'Arif Al-Zein, an early 20th-century Sheikh and eminent Islamic jurist-scholar, an educator and journalist who founded the learned "'Irfan" magazine. * Sulayman Al-Zein, former Minister of Education. See also Commons:Sidon

). * The Tribe of Zebulun has a frontier on Sidon. (Gen. 49:13) * It was the first home of the Phoenicians on the coast of Canaan, and from its extensive commercial relations became a "great" city. (Joshua 11:8; 19:28). * It was the mother city of Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)). It lay within the lot of the tribe of Asher, but was never subdued (Judges 1:31). * The Sidonians long oppressed Israel (Israelites) (Judges 10:12). * From the time of David its glory began to wane, and Tyre (Lebanon


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, with a special focus on studying ceramics. The archaeological fieldwork was not fully undertaken since the independence of the Lebanon. The main finds are displayed in the National Museum in Beirut. The fieldwork was also interrupted during the long civil war period, and it is now resumed but at a timid and slow


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. Zion; ''Tziyon''; ''Tzion''. Reginald was present at the Battle of Montgisard in 1177, but not at the Battle of Jacob's Ford in 1179, having arrived too late with his forces; according to William of Tyre, he could have saved many of the refugees from the battle if he had continued on his way, but when he returned to Sidon, these refugees were killed in ambushes. He participated in the defense of the kingdom when Saladin invaded in 1183; this time William lists him among those "distinguished for prowess in battle." His wife was sometimes present on military campaigns, looking after her ailing but determined son. Illegal activities and controversy Stubborn and determined fighters, adept at employing guerrilla tactics in urban areas, the INM al-Murabitun operated mainly within West Beirut, controlling by the mid-1980s the important Mahallat Abu Shaker, Wadi Abu Jamil, Hamra, Manara, Bashoura, Basta, Shiyah and Ras Beirut quarters. They also operated two clandestine ports located at Ouzai district and at the Ayn al-Mraysa waterfront sector of the Lebanese capital, which were used primarily for arms-smuggling in collusion with the Sidon-based Popular Nasserite Organization. A third illegal port located at the Karantina dock area in East Beirut was briefly held by the INM since November 1975, until being forced out by the Christian militias in January 1976. Besides Shi'a Muslims, other religious groups include: Sunni Muslims (Sidon, Ain al-Meir, Yarine, Marwahine, Kfar Hamam, Kfar), Druze (Hasbaya area), Jews (Marjeyoun, Bint Jbeil, Sidon, Tyre (Tyre, Lebanon), Hasbaya area), Maronite and Greek Catholics (Marjeyoun, Aishieh, Jezzine, Bkassine, Kfar Falous, Maghdouché, Mieh ou Mieh, Ain Ebel, Debel, Rmaich, Qaouzah, and Alma Chaab) Greek Catholic Christians (Deir Mimas, Ibel el Saqui, Kfaroueh, Marjeyoun, Markaba, Qlaia and Jezzine), Greek Orthodox Christians (Marjayoun, Deir Mimas, Rachaya Al Foukhar and Hasbaya areas), and Alawites (Ghajar village

Sidon

'''Sidon''' or '''Saïda''' (''' south of the capital Beirut. In Genesis (Book of Genesis), Sidon is a son of Canaan (Canaan (biblical figure)), a grandson of Noah. Its name coincides with the modern Arabic word for fishery.

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