Ariel is a shining city on a hilltop of the West Bank, whose bright lights serve as either a warning or a beacon for the future of Israeli settlements, all the way to the shores of America, where a few billionaires and religious communities have for 40 years contributed to its existence and expansion.
Part I of this two-part article tells the story of the Arab migration from Syria and Lebanon to South America. Part II describes the past and current life of Levantines in South America and South Americans in the Levant. The popular herbal drink, Yerba mate (pr. “mah-tay”), serves as a reminder of their intertwined existence.
Ariel is a shining city on a hilltop of th West Bank, whose bright lights serve as either a warning or a beacon for the future of Israeli settlements, all the way to the shores of America, where a few billionaires and religious communities have for 40 years contributed to its existence and expansion.
Syria and Lebanon love the iconic South American drink yerba mate as their own. The story behind the Levant’s love of mate is a long saga of political drama and the flow of people across oceans.
Patriarchy in the Arab world and in Arab expatriate communities continues to stymie the #MeToo movement’s progress in preventing sexual harassment and violence against women.
Sultan Mohamed III led Morocco into an era of openness with respect to other nations of the world that exists to this day, especially manifest in the longstanding relationship between Morocco and the United States.
The day marks the anniversary of a historic victory of Mohammed Ben Abdelkarim Al-Khattabi and his army of tribesmen over the army of Spanish colonizers led by General Manuel Fernandez Silvestre at the Battle of Annual, 120 kilometers west of Melilla and the city of Nador, in the north of Morocco.
Baghdad, principal city of the Abbasid Caliphate, was the epicenter of knowledge and learning, a city unrivalled by any other in the Arab world where scholars from all faiths flocked by the thousands.
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During the Dark Ages when Europe kept almost no records of any kind and made few remarkable achievements, Arabs and Muslims led the world in bridging that civilizational gap. Cordova, the Umayyad capital in Muslim Spain, became the vibrant heart of Europe where peace, science, and learning thrived.