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Lebanon: Uproar at School in NY named after Khalil Gibran

Beirut Spring writes about an uproar surrounding a newly established public school in Brooklyn (NY), that is named after the Lebanese/Arab writer and poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. The school teaches many of its material in Arabic and has some courses on “Arab Culture”. Jewish groups demonstrated and condemned the opening of what they termed a “Madrassah”. A group called “Friends Of Gibran Council” released a press statement claiming that Gibran was Lebanese but not an Arab!

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