Originally Posted by JustinW
Link? Details? Opinion? I lived next door to a Xtian Falangist family for a few months. Nice people who tried to explain Lebanese politics to me .... the coffee was great! I wish I knew more about this little slice of modern day Byzantium.
Is this the same as Maronite Catholics?
I sold some homes to Lebanese Maronite families a few years ago and they were wonderful to deal with. They were professional people, mostly engineers, and were very assimilated.
But they seemed to be in agreement that Lebanon was not a good place for Maronite people, then and now. Although they all missed their home country, I had the feeling that they were leaving it entirely.
As a boy, I remember many Lebanese Jews that had emigrated to NYC. I bet there are not too many native Jews left in Lebanon and I bet their numbers are declining.
I think the Lebanese constitution at one time had clear delineations for Maronites and Muslims to hold certain positions. I wonder if this is still observed. GT or Shah, do you know?