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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

1941 Social Guide to the Arab Colony in Chile


Social Guide to the Arab Colony in Chile
Syrian – Palestinian – Lebanese

Notice: It was published in 1941, under the Auspices of The Palestinian Club. This community was already rich and influential by the 1940s.

Notice also that they did not call themselves South Syrians.  I have nothing against Israel, but the Palestinians had a Palestinian identity by that time. It was not invented in 1964 as some claim it was. Look at the booklet cover. It says Palestina, not Sursiria (South Syrian).  Palestinian is clearly called out as their identity.

Again, it is not anti-Israel to admit the truth. They had a collective identity even by that early date.

From the National Library of Chile


Friday, August 5th, 2016

History and Faiza Al Manzur Dancing at Lebanese Club, Uruguay

Posted on YouTube: Aug 5, 2016

At Punta Pocitos (a barrio in Montevideo), Uruguay.

The dancer is: Faiza Al Manzur

Her website is:

Her Facebook Link: (Click Here)

I really recommend seeing her website and facebook page.

Miss Al Manzur can usually be found at the Lebanese Club of Uruguay.

The Lebanese Club has a long history in Uruguay. It goes back to 1905, when Uruguay set out to outlaw Asian immigration, which would have prohibited Arab immigration. By that time, yes, even that early, the Lebanese and Syrian community in Uruguay was large enough to intervene and get an exemption for Syrians and Lebanese.

This is their history page (In Spanish). Be aware, however, it is connected with the Lebanese Embassy in Uruguay.

The point is: Even as early as 1905, there was a powerful Arab community in Uruguay.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

85 Year Arab-Chilean Archive Online


From Chilean-Arab newspapers, La Reforma (Reform) and Mundo Arabe (Arab World)

Incredible … 85 Years of Arab Chilean Archives from Chilean Arab Newspapers


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