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Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 18:25:17 +0100 (BST)
From: tchiloyans jouliana <96169991@brookes.ac.uk>
To: borrel@hiof.no
Subject: Re: Great Problems accessing this site

>Dear Borre Ludvigsen

Thank you very much for replying to my E.Mail, as  once again I am able to
have access and continue the research for  my MSc thesies on Operation Grapes
of Wrath.  I would like you to know that I have found your site extreemley
interesting and helpful.

With many thanks,


From fkarami@dm.net.lb Tue May 20 16:25:44 1997
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 13:13:02 +0300
From: Fehmi Karami 
To: "al mashriq"@hiof.no
Subject: apply

we have just built a home page about el mina city in tripoli lebanon and we
are interested to link it to your home page . we are the rotaract club of
mina so please gave us an answer.
our address is : www.geocities.com/wallstreet/8006
our email address is : fkarami@dm.net.lb

fehmi karami


From alqudsu@planet.edu Tue May 20 16:26:11 1997
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 1996 11:36:29 +0300
From: alqudsu@planet.edu
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Nice work!

Dear Sir;
    First of all I want to thank you for the tremendous efforts done by
 you and your team to build up this page which was of a big use to me
 my friends at the University.
    Well, to the main point... as I surfed your page I couldn't find a
 link to our university's home page, so I hope that as soon as you
 recieve this e-mail you will be able to put us somewhere at your page.
Our URL is http://www.alquds.edu, hope that you have time to visit our
                 Thank you
                      web development team.

From wquinn@nbnet.nb.ca Tue May 20 16:26:23 1997
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 23:10:36 -0800
From: wquinn 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Cc: daniel_stephen@sajnbcc.xc.xerox.com
Subject: Genealogy in Lebanon.

Hi, Would you by any chance have information on Genealogical resources in 
Lebanon?  My GrandFather came form a place called Biet Menzer.  I am 
unable to find any information on his surname "Laba" or the town, other 
than the possibility that the town was on the southern side of the Wadi 
Gorge.  I am keenly interested in genealogy and would very much like to 
further my knowledge of my Father's heritage.  Any information that you 
may have would be greatly appreciated.

From JOHN.L@mania.com.au Tue May 20 16:26:30 1997
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 97 09:54:55 -0800
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: background


 Internet Mania 'We put the service back into ISP'
 web: http://www.mania.com.au  sales@mania.com.au
your background is very bad, it is very hard to read the text.
It would be great if you changed it.

From fkkassem@sun.science.wayne.edu Tue May 20 16:26:37 1997
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 01:14:45 -0500
From: Fadi Kassem 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: A Million Thanks

So far away from home and yet so close.  Your wonderful homepage allows 
me to login on various subjects related to my beautiful country Lebanon.
Keep up the good job. Thank You.   Fadi Kassem

From sybille.vandeperre@imaginet.be Tue May 20 16:26:51 1997
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 11:09:03 +0100
From: Sybille Vande Perre 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Marcel Khalife

Hi everybody !
I made a quick turn on your server and it's very interesting.
Can somebody ask me where to find the lyrics of some Marcel Khalife's songs ?
I'm very interested with his CD Arabic Coffeepot.
Many thanks for your help.

From stortorella@axrma.uniroma1.it Tue May 20 16:26:57 1997
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 08:55:46 +0100
From: Silvano Tortorella 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Yusef Omar

Dear Sirs,
          I should like to have information about the great Iraqi singers
Yusef Omar and Mohammed Gebbanchi. Could You give me something ?
Yours sincerely,

From HB604180@ntu.ac.uk Tue May 20 16:27:02 1997
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 23:19:33 +0100
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Greetings


My name is Idris Mulla, I am a student at Nottingham Trent University England.
I was wondering if you could help me in finding some lebanese, students with
E-mail facilities, so I could make some lebanese friends. Your asistance would
be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Mr. Mulla.

From pmiller@relay.cablexpress.com Tue May 20 16:27:08 1997
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 1997 11:32:13 -0500
From: Paula Miller 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Lebanese Clothing


My daughter, Nicole Miller, is in the 6th grade at Willowfield
Elementary in Liverpool, NY (a suburb of Syracuse, NY).  She has a
school project in which she is to report on traditional Lebanese
clothing.  We have been to the local library, but did not gather much
information.  We would really appreciate if you could e-mail us back
with a paragraph describing traditional Lebanese clothing worn by men,
women and children.  It would also be interesting for her to explain how
she was able to obtain this information over the internet.  My e-mail
address is:  pmiller@cablexpress.com.  Thank you so much.

Paula Miller

From lacourse@montreal.cbc.ca Tue May 20 16:27:15 1997
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 17:53:40 -0500
From: La course 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Congratulations!

Monteal, February 6

I simply want to congratulate all of you for your excellent web page!
While looking for informations on Arab music, I found plenty os stunning
informations! I am not a big fan of Internet, but when I come across this
kind of web page it really comforts me!

I am responsable for a web page and will definitely make a link to yours.
Thank you!

Annie Penelope Dussault

From samara@cyberia.net.lb Tue May 20 16:27:24 1997
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 1997 16:07:41 +0200
From: Nick Samara 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: A response to your page

I just found your page and I am extremely impressed with all the
pictures that are shown. It was nice seeing pictures of ACS in the
'60's.  It has hardly changed, except for the library but the gym is
exactly the way it was back then ( Except students painted the inside
blue with gold stripes).  I am attending ACS right now and I am
currently in the 11th grade. It is a great school and I'm glad that it
is on the net.  If you need any recent pictures to diplay on the page, I
would be glad to send you some.  E-mail back if you are interested .

						Nadine Samara
February 8, 1997

From abdadall259@CANTVNW1.cantv.net Tue May 20 16:27:29 1997
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 1997 15:18:56 -0800
From: Abdallah Dallal 
Reply-To: abdadall259@cantv.net
To: almashriq@hiof.no

I am sending E-mail from Caracas-Venezuela , trying to see if there is
any internet in syria, because i need to make some connections with my
friends in Aleppo ( I need some E-mails from Aleppo Please or some Web
Sites from Aleppo- Syria )

	what is the proggrom to let you write E-mails in Arabic Language...هل
باستطاعتكم الكتابة بالعربية في مجال ال نيتسكيب و هل تستطيعون قراءة هذه

	Thank you very much,  ...merci beaucoup ....

	There is some web pages about me:


From haydin@Planet.COM.TR Tue May 20 16:27:33 1997
Date: Sun, 09 Feb 1997 22:57:39 -0800
From: Husamettin Aydin 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: husam

Esselamu aleykum

From david_otis@hp-corvallis.om.hp.com Tue May 20 16:27:45 1997
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 12:34:10 -0800
From: David Otis 
Reply-To: 1000@hp-corvallis.om.hp.com, NE@hp-corvallis.om.hp.com,
    Circle@hp-corvallis.om.hp.com, Blvd@hp-corvallis.om.hp.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: ACS Beirut alumni list


I was pleased to see the ACS Beirut page, and wondered if I could add my
name to the list.  I was a freshman in the boarding dept. in 1974-75. 
The next year I returned to Dhahran to take correspondence courses, and
the next year was back in the Wisconsin.  

I obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1982, an MS from Univ of
Minnesota in 1984.  Then I worked for Hewlett-Packard in San Diego for
five years, then went to MIT for doctoral studies, obtaining my PhD in
1994.  Now I work for HP Research and Development in Corvallis, Oregon.

If you can add my name to the list, please use my wife's email address,
which is at home:  katieotis@aol.com


David Otis

From sonia.monson@dazone.com Tue May 20 16:27:50 1997
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 11:20:16 -0500
From: "sonia.monson" 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Um Kalthoum

My name is Sonia Monson and I am the editor of a publication entitled
Zaghareet!. I sent a message about 5 days ago and not sure that you
received it or not. I read an article by Habeeb Salloum on Umm Kalthum
and am interested in using it. I wrote one, but it lacks the passion and
love Habeeb has for this dynamic singer.I would very much like to use it
with his permission, and again would give due credit to the author and
web site. I have seen so many spellings for Um Kalthoum. What is the
correct spelling or is there a correct spelling? Also I noticed that
this article says Vol. 1, No. 1 at the top of the page. Did it appear in
another publication?

Thank you,
Sonia Monson
Editor of Zaghareet!

From MTaber3@aol.com Tue May 20 16:27:56 1997
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 17:03:46 -0500 (EST)
From: MTaber3@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: mugduuse?

I am writing this letter for some help on finding a recipe for Mugduuse.  (I
am not sure how to spell that.)

I have looked all over and so far have not had any luck.  I was hoping that
you could help me.  I know it is eggplant stuffed in olive oil.  But I don't
know what is used to stuff the eggplants, except I think walnuts are
involved.  If you could help I would be very grateful!



From H_Issa@msn.com Tue May 20 16:28:01 1997
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 97 07:04:18 UT
From: Haissam Issa 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Web Site

I have just completed a new web site about the city of El Mina, a port town in 
North Labanon.  The site contains a lot of information about the history, 
culture, and society in that city.  I would like to add a link on your site to 
my page.  Is that possible ?????

My URL is http://www.geocities.com/thetropics/9957/index.html



From mlacusta@direct.ca Tue May 20 16:28:08 1997
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 12:22:48 -0800
From: michael lacusta 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: a request for help

I am attempting to contact an old friend of mine, whom I have not seen in
many years.  My friend's name is Rola Ayache.  She currently teaches, I am
told, at the International College associated with the American University.
Could you possibly help me locate her e-mail address?  Any help in this
would be greatly 

Michael Lacusta

From Ericcw@aol.com Tue May 20 16:28:13 1997
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 18:28:04 -0500 (EST)
From: Ericcw@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: maps

Where can I get maps of your trails?Thank you.

From nsbrud@globalserve.net Tue May 20 16:28:17 1997
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 19:19:24 -0500
From: Nicholas & Selina Brudnicki 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: We've linked you to our site

Hello "Foods From the Arab World,"

Our names are Nicholas and Selina Brudnicki and we have a web site
called FoodLines.  FoodLines includes many diverse topics such as food
and nutrition, recipes, restaurants, and food events around the world,
and we've been searching the net for other interesting food-related

We enjoyed visiting your site and have added it to our "Links to Other
Sites of Interest" page.

Please come and visit us when you have a chance.

Best wishes,
Nicholas and Selina

FoodLines is the central meeting site for people who have a passion for
food.  This site is dedicated to providing sound food and nutrition
information, giving readers the opportunity to share and exchange 
favourite recipes and restaurant reviews, and providing information
about  food-related events, trade shows, and contests world-wide.

From cathan@logic-net.com Tue May 20 16:28:21 1997
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 17:55:56 -0500
From: Cathan Koch 
Reply-To: cathankc@luna.cas.usf.edu
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Dance

Hello, my name is Cathan, and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your
web pages!  They are the most informative site I have been able to find,
full of information for the curious and intellectual person.

I was also wondering if you could help me out some.  I am interested in
middle eastern dance, and I haven't found much information on the web
regarding the genuine dancing of middle eastern peoples.  I am a belly
dancer in the U.S., a form of dance which many call middle eastern, but
which (as you may know) is really only *based* on some middle eastern
dance forms.  I would like to find more information on the original
dances, both as they are/were in their original form in the country and
as they are now in the cities.  I am especially interested in any dance
that is associated with the beliefs of the people.

In case you are wondering, I have a regular job as a computer
programmer, and I'm working also toward a PhD at the local university
(Univ. of South Florida).  So, my research is sincere, even if the
subject may seem a little eccentric.

I sincerely appreciate any clues or hints you can spare the time to give

With gratitude,
Cathan Koch

From clc@canes.gsw.peachnet.edu Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 17:03:14 -0500
From: Cary Clayborn 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Samira Said

Hi i just wanted to say hi, and to inform you that i just finished a
home page about Samira Said. So please i hope you check it out, and tell
me what you think. your opinion is very important to me,who knows if you
like  it you can put as a link in your page:)
                                   Take care.
the adress is http://canes.gsw.peachnet.edu/~tem/samira.html

From crae@cent.org Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 11:53:09 -0800
From: Chris Rae 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: justice in the middle east

Hello, I am a student in Vancouver, British Columbia.  For my final exam 
in my French class, I will be leading a directed discussion with an 
examiner.  I will be discussing justice in america.  But I would also 
like to suggest the idea of the american justice system using the middle 
eastern method of "administering justice" as an example for reform.  I 
was just wondering if you could give me any information on the middle 
eastern method of "administering justice"(ie punishments for various 

From jimdunn@mail.interoz.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 14:32:32 -0600
From: Jimmy Dunn 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Link Request

We would like to request a link from your site.  Our Site is Tour Egypt:
Official Site of the Ministry of Tourism, Egypt located at
http://interoz.com/egypt/.  We have already placed a link to your site
under our link section called the Egyptian InfoCenter at
http://interoz.com/egypt/links/. Please let me know if there are any
corrections that need to be made. Note that if you are involved with any
other sites related to Egypt, we now have a submit form at
http://interoz.com/egypt/links/submit.htm so that the site may be quickly
added to our link directory.

For your convenience, we have provided link coding below that you may use
at your discretion. 

Tour Egypt: Official Site of the
Ministry of Tourism, Egypt
Tour Egypt is a vast resource with over 3,500 pages of information about Egypt. It contains comprehensive sections on travel, history, culture, a large link directory with a Hot Egyptian Site of the Week, and even contests for both young and old. Thank you for taking the time to consider this link exchange. Jimmy Dunn Web Master Tour Egypt Nominate Tour Egypt Best of the Web at http://botw.org/1997/nominate.html (Educational) Tour Egypt: Official Internet Site of the Ministry of tourism is at http://interoz.com/egypt/

From hudamuscat@worldnet.att.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 19:15:33 -0800
From: Huda Al-Lawati 
To: almashriq 
Subject: ahlan!!!!

To whom it may concern,
	I am an Omani girl studying in the U.S. I often visit your website. I
would like to know where- if possible- can I buy a dress similar to the "
19th century princess" dress that I saw on your web site.
				Thank you.
					Yours sincerely,
						Huda Al-Lawati

From yacob@gauss.cl.uh.edu Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 97 23:49:10 -0600
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Re: Al-Mashriq - Feedback

Hi  gentelman,
I just got a chance to get a website on the WWW today and was  
wondering if I can borow ( and use ) the art peice on your home page  
( the mosaic texture on the left hand side of the screen )
I am an arab student in the states and I visit your site a lot as  
it is a great one, and it reminds of some good days that I spent in  
Lebanon while I was going to the  AUB.
Thank you, and keep up up the good work and I will be waiting for  
your answer.

From dpenyak@worldnet.att.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 21:39:05 -0500
From: Donna Penyak 
To: almashriq 
Subject: Your wonderful web site

Thank you for taking the time to create your wonderful web site. I've found
several recipes for dishes I know and some I don't know, but hope to try. I
was hoping to find a recipe for malfouf (stuffed cabbage) but didn't see
one. Do you know where I could find one? Thanks in advance!

From salman@nite.org.il Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 15:06:25 +0000
From: salman 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: cong.

It's one of the best sites dealing with Arabic culture. In the Internet,
Arabic sites usaually are very stupid. I wish you all the success, but I
have one thing to say, it's a pitty that we can't see the material in


From siegelm@crisny.org Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 12:17:22 -0800
From: "Michael L. Siegel" 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Your site has been selected as among the best of the web by Suite101.

Hello.  Your site has been selected as among the top twenty five web
sites for Mid-East Politics on the Internet for a new internet company
called Suite101.  Suite101 is dedicated to giving users quick and timely
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Michael L. Siegel               Managing Editor - Politics
siegelm@crisny.org              Contributing Editor - Mid-East Politics
msiegel@mail.als.edu                    http://www.suite101.com

From chiki@mxg.meshnet.or.jp Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 09:39:55 +0900
From: Jun Chiki Chikuma 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Hello!! I'm a nay player in Japan.

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Sir Webmaster

My name is Jun Chiki Chikuma, a nay player in Japan. And I 'm glad
introducing my colleague named Yoshiko Matsuda who plays oud.
We have learned Arab music in Tunis. My professor of the nay is Slah Manaa
and of the oud is Ali Sriti. I have a group called "Le Club Bashraf" with
an oud and a darbouka player.
We have established a CD label called "Pastorale Records" in Tokyo and we
made 3 discs of our Tunisian professors and a Palestinian friend.

I'm verry interested in your website and I'd like to show you our site. The
URL is following,

(Arab Music Home Page)

And "Pastorale Records Page" is following,


I'm so sorry that our website is provided with Japanese character except
"Pastorale Records Page" at a moment.

Please go to our site once, and if you like it, let me know your impression
about it.

All the best,
Kind regards.

Jun Chiki Chikuma

Jun Chiki Chikuma

From jsimon@bigfoot.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 21:48:06 -0500
From: f khalaf 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: saying hi and salamat

 to every one in the almashreq :  it is very nice to hear and see what
you have done to the web site

directly to the subject if anyone of you has any influence on the
media  pls do work for us       us  mean the lebanese community in north
america  we want to hear our own radio from beirut by  real audio
if anyone have any idea what  i am talking about pls respond to me  asap

i want to hear beirut radio in canada because anyone other then lebanese
have had the chance to listen to his own homeland radio

so pls work with me on this  and pls reply

 pls press here to go to timecast.

sincerly your  fouad khalaf   toronto ontario  canada.

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From VENEZZIA1@aol.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 03:44:23 -0500 (EST)
From: VENEZZIA1@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Cc: borrel@fenris.dhhalden.no
Subject: Om Kalthoum


I saw your Web pages on Om Kalthoum and am looking for an English translation
of her songs.  Do you know if this is available anywhere?

I would appreciate any help you could provide.


From tgrant@bbs.mpcs.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 05:21:57 -0500
From: Terence Grant 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: information/please

Hello: Could you please forward the E-mail and Fax numbers for the
following offices in Egypt. Thank you.

Minister of Agriculture  Dr. Amin Wali
Minister of Defence-Field Marshal Muhammad Hussein Tanti.
Minister of Foreign Affairs- Amr Muhammad Moussa.
Minister of Trade and Supply- Dr Ahmad Al Guwailli.
Minister of Health and population- Dr. Ismail Awad-Allah

Terence Grant

Note: I could not connect and got a proxy error on you page for Egypt

From thomtimb@wave.co.nz Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 1997 07:27:13 +1300
From: "bradley .j." 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: information on lebanese property law

To Whom It May Concern,

I am looking to obtain as much information on Lebanese property laws, for
research purposes.
If you could help me out that would be greatly appreciated.


Brad Thomson.  (New Zealand)

take a minute to visit creatures on-line art gallery

           *  http:\\www.creatures.co.nz  *

From Fabc123@aol.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 1997 18:34:29 -0500 (EST)
From: Fabc123@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Bejjeh, Myfute(sp) & Missla(sp); Villages of,

I don't know whether or not this is the forum for this question, however, I
am trying all areas to find something about our families heritage??

Our parents are first generation this country (USA); their parents were from
the "old country" from the above referenced villages, in Lebanon (Lubnan). 

We have several different names to choose from, but please forgive the
spelling, because in English we are not sure: Joseph or Sharble or
Shaker(Sakr) or Joseph Simon (Yusef Siman) or Ghilella or Naseef??

If we are not in the proper forum, please advise and if you know of the
proper forum for us to be in, please advise..Any help will be most
appreciated. Thank you, Fabc 123@aol.com. My name is Fuad Yusef

From tiger@asu.uswest.net@asu.uswest.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 1997 06:28:00 -0800
From: habbel <"tiger@asu.uswest.net"@asu.uswest.net>
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: farouz in the us

i was wondering if fairuz has every wondered about performing here in
the states.  i know that a lot of arab americans would love to see her
here.  I know i would.  as it is now, i can only see her on tv ana, or
hear her on cassette, but it would be nice to see her perform.  
dalal h
school:  dalala@asu.edu
home:    tiger@asu.uswest.net
http:// www.public.asu.edu/~dalala

From joegoo@rpi.net.au Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 08:39:30 +1000
From: Joe Khoury 
To: almashriq 
Subject: a short note

Dear fairouz,
we are great admirers of you  and your music 
we saw you in concert in australia a few years ago .
ever since you became our hero and insperation
you have a  sensational voice that we would listen to any time of the day.
we'd love you to come to australia again soon so my children can see and
hear you live because we all love you very much as a matter of fact we
adore you

from:   joe khoury 
          louisa khoury
          and the children
          james, roxana and louis khoury
Please return a message on our e-mail address    khouryj@usa.net

From MickRocks@aol.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 05:20:38 -0500 (EST)
From: MickRocks@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: HELP!!


I have a dear friend who is of Lebanese decent, but as he is 3rd generation,
he has little information on his background.  His last name is HAMATY
(although he believes he has a cousin still in Lebanon who spells it HAMADY),
I am trying to create a present for him (for his birthday) and I need to know
what it might look like in Arabic script and if you know of any other
information on his name.  Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!

From nadia@bellsouth.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 09:36:02 -0800
From: Nadia Shamsedin 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Nasri Shamsedine

Of all the browsing I have done through your Levant musical lists, you do 
not have a single article on Nasri Shamsedine. Is this an oversite? But 
you list an Egyptian music group. How is an Egyptian considered Levant? 
It is an insult to my family. Nasri Shamsedine was much-loved for his 
music. I think it would behoove you to add a seperate artcle on him, 
instead of relegating his life to a sentence under Fairuz. He did have 
his own career and his own identity that was not under the shadow of 
Nadia Shamsedin

From rachael@elkhart.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 09:26:17 -0600
From: rachael 
To: almashriq 
Subject: Finding my Arabic relatives

Hello, my name is Rachael.  I am trying to locate my relatives and I can't
seem to find them, I figured you might be able to give me some advice on
how to proceed.  My grandfather was from Damascus Syria, his name was Amen
Ferris Rehby, I was also told by my mother, that I have relatives by the
name of abdella in the north.  I appreciate any feedback you can give me,
and I thank you for your site, I have a deeper appreciation for the home of
my ancestors.  Thank you, and take care.

			Rachael E. Leaton

From ssamman@the-wire.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 18:07:46 -0800
From: "Simon (Selim) SAMMAN" 
To: almashriq@hiof.no

I am a recent internet user user, and one of the first ideas I followed
when started looking for sites to discover was obviously EGYPT. I wasn't
sure there is one, however I can't discribe my feelings when I saw the 
EGYPT.COM site poping on the screen. It was a mixture of feelings. I was
happy, surprised, proud, anxious, homesick and other.....

Anyway, I mainly ment to congratulate Egypt and every individual
involved in the creation of this site. It is definitly a good picture to
represent Egypr and Egyptians abroad. 

Good effort and keep-up the good work.

From almanar@dm.net.lb Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 16:04:00 +0200
From: almanar 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Almanar

Dear Sir/Mme

	Hello, I saw your very interesting website and I clicked on
"Broadcasting" but could not find our TV "Almanar" there, though in
other places, pictures for example, you stated you took pictures from
out TV.  Would you please add our TV in your broadcasting section?

	Finally, I saw the new-group in some of your other pages.  Could you
please give me some information about political and other kinds of
newsgroups, for instance, how can one join them, any fees required and
their addresses.

						Thanks in Advance,


From carrt@greene.xtn.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 19:24:08 +0000
From: Carrs 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: General Welcome

    My name is Tom Carr and I'm a high school teacher of chemistry and
physics in a rural county in upper east Tennessee.  I'm interested in
corresponding via e-mail with anyone in the middle east to assist each
of us in understanding the other's culture.
    I would also like to correspond with a fellow teaching professional
and explore the possibility of obtaining a periodic chart in their
native language.
    Thank you, Tom Carr
    e-mail:  carrt@greene.xtn.net

From tango@dm.net.lb Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 09:14:37 +0200
From: Antoine TOHME 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Link

I have prepared a home page dedicated to Shipping business in Lebanon.
It also includes some general overview about this country.
I wish to include in my page "links" to many of your pages and articles.
My page is not yet officially published. Its temporary address is 
It can be only viewed by the clients of dm. This for a very few time
only, awaiting to obtain a domain name.

From CYDV55A@prodigy.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 23:08:26, -0500
To: almashriq@hiof.no

The pictures are fantastic. I have thoroughly enjoyed them. 
Unfortunately I am spending way too much time sitting in fromt of my 
computer looking at my past. 

One question, it would appear that you changed the format. I have 
been trying to locate one picture, a wide angled view of the Corniche 
from in front of the AUB Faculty apts #2 as well as the British 
Embassy. In the center of the picture is a parked red VW Bug. 
Scrolling to the left or right one can pick up the view of the 
Mediterranean which was our view for over 15 years. 

Appreciate your help in locating the picture. 

Again, thanks for the memories!

Best regards, 

Andy Churchill 

p.s. Any pictures of the entrance to the ACS elementary school (gate 
facing AUB) showing the plaque dedicating the elementary school to my 
mother, Rose?

From 171982@student.fbk.eur.nl Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 02:22:36 +0100
From: Haddad <171982@student.fbk.eur.nl>
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: internalization of the Lebanon


Although HE's great in our eyes, our heart and our believes,let's get to
show what HE really is in the eyes of the world, particularly  to those
who don't know how great HE is!
Here, from Holland a very great salute to the Lebanon of ours! The
lebanon of the Phoenician who transmitted the alphabet to the whole
world beginning from Jerusalem til America where he was the first to
discover; 1300 jears before Colombus. 
Long live Lebanon!
Long live the national spirit in the ones like us!

From sfm1945@utarlg.uta.edu Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 04:16:54 -0500 (CDT)
From: Syed Faraaz Mahdi 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Info

Hi my name is Faraaz. I was surfing the net when I came across your web 
page. I liked the news and information on it. You are doing a good job.
In searching through I came across the television station called Al-Manar 
which focussed on the April tragedy. Actually I needed some more 
information and video clips on that topic. I was hoping if you could give 
me their E-mail address or preferably their postal address so that I 
could contact them personally. I will appreciate your help.
Keep up the good job.

From aboulhoz@gdi.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 22:25:32 -0500
From: Ziad Aboul-Hosen 
To: almashriq 
Subject: Hi Guys

Congratulations on a great job with this WEB Page.  I love it and use it
very often.  Wish you the BEST and keep up the good work.

Regards from Orlando, FLorida/

Ziad Aboul-Hosen

From hbaq5374@uriacc.uri.edu Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 03:30:08 -0500
From: Hazem 
To: almashriq 
Subject: Very Good!

Excellent job you have done on this web site.  This is THE comprehensive,
high- quality online source on the Levant.   I had the same idea myself!  I
was delighted to find the site.  Please continue providing and updating and
expanding the resources.  

Good luck,

Hazem  al-Biqaeen

From jpike@ccs.carleton.ca Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 13:20:32 -0800
From: judy pike 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: lebanese nationalism

I was delighted to come across your Web site: I'm a Canadian graduate 
journalism student, assigned to write an on-line magazine article on 
Lebanese nationalism, about which I know very little. The point of the 
assignment is to find sources on the Internet. I wonder if you might 
direct me to people/articles/sites that speak to the issue of nationalism 
or national identity. 

I'm also hoping to find poems written by Saiid Aakle (I'm not sure of the 
spelling) as I understand that he wrote/writes about Lebanese 

Thank you,

Judy Pike
Graduate journalism student
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario  Canada

From dwpc@MO.NET Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 17:46:33 -0500
From: "davis & weisman pc/m.w.fenwick" 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: byblos church


I am an artist in St.Louis,Missouri, USA. I am currently painting a mural  for a family from Lebanon. 
They want the 'Byblos Church' in the mural. I am looking for good photographs on the internet.

Do you know of any sites that may have the pictures I need?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Michael W.Fenwick

From hannak@galtronics.co.il Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 97 12:09:45
To: almashriq@hiof.no

Slamatee 3laykoom ..

I wonder why I can't finde any thing about Fareid El-Atrash in your Music
Web Site .

E-mail: HANNA  G.  KHAMIS 
Date: 03/24/97
Time: 12:09:46
This message was sent by Z-Mail Pro - from NetManage

From elektrik@wwi.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997 18:00:48 +0000
From: Michael Wright 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Dier Mimas

My grandmother and her parents came to the USA from Dier Mimas in about
1905.  My father's step-father also came from this village about the
same time.  I have had trouble trying to communicate with anyone in the
town.  If there is any information you can give me or anyone I could
contact, I would appreciate it.  I am using a nephew's computer so
e-mail may not get through.  Roger Toomey
							39001 E. 323 St.
							Creighton, MO USA

From carriere.michel@baznet.ic.gc.ca Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 11:27:38 -0800
From: Michel Carriere 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: recipes


Surfing through your wonderful recipes is enjoyable and enlightening and
cooking with them is a pure pleasure to the palate.

Michel Carriere

From redakcja@rmf.pl Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 03:19:56 +0200
From: NewsRoom 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Request

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Hello from Poland, marhaba

I have found your address on the Web site, so I hope it works. I am a
student from the Cracow University (I'm studing the arabic language -
So, I have a request - I am preparing a work on the Party of God (Hizb
Allah). If you could send me any information on that subject or recomend
any sources where I can fin it, I would be very greatful.

with the best wishes, Ignacy Nasalski

Please send the massage on the address: redakcja@rmf.pl  
subject: for Ignacy

From mibrahim@mail.interoz.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 1997 21:19:26 -0500
From: measho 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Hello from Tour Egypt


	Tour Egypt, http://interoz.com/egypt , is the most comprehensive
Egyptian info site on the web. We normally receive an average of 5000
hits/day. We did list you in our Links page. We kindly request a link
back from your home page. 
	Looking forward for your response.

Mohamed Ibrahim
V.P. Marketing
InterCity Oz, Inc.

From mmharp@hotmail.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 01:29:35 PDT
From: silky feather 
To: Almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Abdel Halim Hafez


My name is Maitha and I would really like some information about Abdel  Halim 
Hafez.  I have already been to your Home Page but I only found some        s 
when he was old.  So I would be grateful if you could send me some text and        
s of him when he was young.  Also if you could recommend to other sites to refer 
to.  I would like this as soon as possible. 

Thank you... Take care....


Get Your *Web-Based* Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com

From snasrawi@sunmail.chapman.edu Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 16:49:35 -0700
From: Sami Nasrawi 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Jack G. Shaheen

Just a quick question.  I'm a graduate student at Chapman University in
Orange, CA doing research on Arab cinema and Arab stereotyping in
American film.  I would like to contact Mr. Jack G. Shaheen who wrote an
article in the Vol. 2, No. 10 issue of Al Jadid.  Is there an e-mail
address I can reach him at?  

				Thank you,
				   Sami Nasrawi

From pachi@easynet.fr Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 22:31:13 +0200
From: Pierre ACHI 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Feedback

Just wanted to express my joy seeing and feeling a part of Lebanon
through your server's pictures...thanks.

Too bad there aren't any more !! and more portraits !!

Pierre ACHI from Marseille...

From strat@mailbox.uq.edu.au Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 16:14:25 +1000
From: Tony G 
To: almashriq 
Subject: Exchange Rate

My name is Tony Ghanem and I live in Brisbane, Australia.
I wonder if you know of any sites that has an updated exchange rate between
the American and Lebanese currency?
I enjoyed seeing some of the old Lebanese currency. I still have some of
the Lebanese coins used in the past like 5 piastres, 25 piastres and 1
Regards Tony

From RellKaram@aol.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 23:30:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: RellKaram@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Sabah

Are you currently featuring anything on Sabah? I am new to computers and
would enjoy reading her biography.I am also interested in obtaining any
information on Om Kalsoum and Farid El Atrache.
Thank you for your help.

                                                                 Rell Karam

From lund@datamarkets.com.ar Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 03:06:57 -0300
From: juloia 
To: almashriq 
Subject: cook, and family

i want to know the recipe of a lamb with granade sauce, i think it is an
iranian way of cookin the lamb.
my father was lebanese from tripoli, his mother name: Raffie, I  dont know
if it is the wright way of spealling the name. 


From tem@canes.gsw.peachnet.edu Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 21:25:04 -0400
From: Tarik 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: samira said

Hi i am writing to you to tell you that i made a page about Samira Said,
it's in http://canes.gsw.peachnet.edu/~tem/samira.html
i hope you like it and maybe add it as a link.
                        thank you,

From tarek@fm.unit.no Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 18:50:20 +0200
From: Tarek Ali Yousef 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Al Mashriq - who is this sheikh


Dette er 
Mohamad Metwali el Sha3rawi (Shara'wi). Han er en azhari (utdanna fra
azhar) og er en av de mest kjente egyptiske 3olama. Han har et tv
program  hver fredag ettermiddag der han tolker koranen. Ellers er han
svaert ofte i egyptiske uke blad etc. Han har skrevet flere boeker om
koranen. Disse kan kjoepes hos nesten alle avisselgere. 

Han er ikke den mest liberale av sheikene og utlّser derfor ofte

Tarek Yousef

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From nathan@mailbox.uq.edu.au Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 22:39:18 +1000 (GMT+1000)
From: Nathan Carey 
To: almashriq 

HI, I am a re-enactor in Australia  with an interset in the seljuk turks and
muslims in the tenth and eleventh centurys. Currently I am finding it
difficult  to find infomation on the costumes of this era.

I am particularly interested in the seljuk turks in need any infomation to
complete my costume to represent a seljuk turk of the 11th century.

The type of infomation I need is primary in nature (i.e. picures of costume
or a written description) but I could use anything that you may have.

If you could help me in any way,  could you send the infomation (or any site
names/addresses) to the above address.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Nathan Carey
 Just trying this signature!

From marym@sentex.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 22:05:17 -0400
From: Mary Mansour 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Um Kalthoum

We are interested in the lyrics to all of Um Kalthoum's songs.  However we
have noticed that some of the lyrics are missing.  If you could send us the
lyrics to any or all of the songs it would be great.  Even if they are the
ones listed in the web site.  Thank you for your time.

S.H. Mansour

From etid@ritsec3.com.eg Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 15:46:19 -0800
From: Emad Norbert Mounir 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: your ram sounds

dir friend;

    good morning can you tell me how can i save some of your .ram songs
wich work with real audio player into my disk ???


Emad Norbert

From Aramusik@aol.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 13:20:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Aramusik@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Please visit my arabic music site

Dear Sirs;

We would like thank you for the great site you
have. Please visit our arabic music site at the 
address below and see if we qualify to have a link
in the (arabic music suppliers list of links). Thanks
and keep up the good work.


Ahmad Ameen
General Manager

From Msparkfoto@aol.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 23:32:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: Msparkfoto@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: urban archaeology

Dear Msr. Mashriq,
I enjoyed your website a great deal.  It will be a pleasure to follow the
progress and technique of your research in Lebannon.  I am a film producer
and photographer living in Los Angeles, California.  The subject of Urban
Archaeology is of great interest to me.  If you have any knowledge of
collegues or digs in Southern California it would be greatly appreciated if
you could inform me as to how I may contact them.

Thank you for your time.

Yours truly,

Mark Lipson

From ccds@worldnet.att.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 09:30:09 -0400
From: Clayton/Dina 
To: almashriq 
Subject: Underwater Archaeology

Dear Sirs,

I have been in the field of experiential education for six years and am now
researching a career in underwater archaeology.  

I will be in Egypt this summer and will be traveling to different sites
there and in other countries in the region in hopes of getting involved in
an expedition.  Are there any opportunities for me that you are aware of?

Attached to this letter is a copy of my CV file and a description of my
diving experience and work in archaeology.  If you cannot open these files,
due to software incompatability etc., please contact me and I will be happy
to fax or mail the documents to you.

Any help you can provide me in my search is greatly appreciated.

Clayton Christiansen		ccds@worldnet.att.net
204 Nomini Drive
Arnold, Maryland  21012  
tel: 410-544-0366 or

From icafe@icafe.spacenet.de Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 12:59:37 +0200
From: Internet Cafe Muenchen 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Korczak-City / Islam -Religion

Dear Sirs,

we at Korczak-City like to bring up a website about Islam-Reliogion
Church). Can you help us with good informations.
First we'll prepare the page in german language.

Please have a look at our homepage:


At the moment we prepare our own domaine at:


Thank your very much, 

Michael Parciak




  Internet Cafe Muenchen - Nymphenburger Strasse 145 - Phone +49 89
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From hanellen@emi.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 16:05:31 -0700
From: CBVH_AREA_1 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Mukawer

Interested in map and info on this Dead Sea town.

From seleim@zeus.starnet.com.eg Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 04 May 1997 02:45:24 +0300
From: Rania Seleim 
Reply-To: Rania@zeus.starnet.com.eg
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: abd elhalim hafez the famous singer.

dear person on charge
       i would like to take part in your efforts conserning the page of
abed elhalim hafez.
       i beleive i have a good knoledge about his life,his songs and
many other things.
        please contact me on rania@com.starnet.egy.

From joeblow2@juno.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 04 May 1997 22:13:36 EDT
From: r k 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Cc: aeshq@worldnet.att.net
Subject: Sales for Saudi Arabia

We are A.E.S. of Tampa Florida.  We manufacturewater treatment equipment
and chemicals.  We require qualified engineers for our operations in
Saudi Arabia.  Interested parties should fax resumes to H.R. - AES at fax
no 8136232902. 
r. kadaj

From The_Egyptian@compuserve.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 20:51:55 -0700
From: Alexander Wittmann 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: New created Umm Kulthum Page

Masa al-kheir everyone,

first of all thank you for re-creating el-sett's homepage. 

I found a very interesting transliteration of a mid-20ies-song called "Ya 

May I ask if it is possible to get a transliteration of the song "El Hob 
Kolloh", too ?

And is it possible for you to find the lyrics of the song "El Nil", which 
can be found on SonoCairo CD SONO 153 ?

I'd be very pleased to hear from you.
Thanx for patience and answer.

Alexander Wittmann

From AP0110@aol.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Tue, 6 May 1997 18:28:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: AP0110@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: The Levant WWW page

Very interesting, well written and informative page, will keep looking for
articles on the subject and will pass them on, if you want any previous
articles by Robert Fisk please let me know and I will e-mail them.

Once again thanks for an interesting web site.

Kind regards

Chris Grubb

From lauj01@mchip00.med.nyu.edu Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 01:12:23 +0000
From: Jacob Lau 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Cc: Papakg01@mchip00.med.nyu.edu
Subject: Congradulations

Congradulations on a superb website and greetings from Ellas.  
However, how is a site that focuses on near eastern culture complete 
without a Hellenic component?  Ellas is influenced and influences the 
great Arab civilizations and is a unseparable part of the Arab world as 
well as the west.  

                      George Papakostas at

From zemajeed@cyberway.com.sg Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 20:19:17 +0800
From: Ze Majeed's Distributors 
To: almashriq 
Subject: Books for converts and songs on Islam for children in English

Ze Majeed's Distributors
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Paramount Shopping Centre
Singapore 428751
Telephone: (65) 3443256
Fax: (65) 3451744
E-MAIL: zemajeed@cyberway.com.sg
Dear Br/Sis
Assalaamu 'alaikum wrt wbt
We visited your homepage and found it very interesting.
Please do visit our homepage at http://www.singnet.com.sg/~zemajeed
We have an interesting collection of books on Islam which were written for
the benefit of Muslim converts.  We hope you will include our books in your
list, and our homepage in your recommended Islamic sites.
May Allaah bless you and Muslims all over the world in their efforts to
uphold His Name.  Aameen.
Thank you and wassalaam.
Muhammad Azman Hamzah

From mansoor@flash.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 22:55:19 -0700
From: Erik Mansoor 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: URL link

Thank you for linking Egyptian Internet Resources to your page. The URl,
however, needs to be changed to  -  http://www.amarna.com/eir

Thank you,

Erik Mansoor


From edmond@gatekeeper.greencedars.com.lb Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 00:17:45 +0300
From: Edmond Abrahamian 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: New Web Site

Hi Barre,

I Haven't talked to you in a (long) while. I've developed a new site 
designed for the Lebanese community, and would like to ask if you would
link to it from al-mashriq.

   The URL is: http://www.greencedars.com.lb

I can best describe it as "Free Web Pages, Classified Ads, And Information
Services for the Lebanese Community". Feel free to change the description 
to what you see fit.

Thanks in advance!

BTW, how is Elie doing? I haven't really been reading a lot of SCL lately so I
haven't heard from him in a while.

   take care,

  -- edmond

From Boujak@aol.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 21:21:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: Boujak@aol.com
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: request

Hello almashriq
Your  site is the most  informative and interesting one I have found about
Lebanon so far, keep up the great work. I have a request or rather a
question, I am working on my own home page and would like to know if I can
use some of your old postcards of Lebanon as a background for my home page, I
would really apreciate it, please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you

From nessm@videotron.ca Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 11:01:53 -0700
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: my comments

Thank you for providing somtthing close to my heart, I never had the 
oppertunity to visit my father's homeland.

I seem to have at least come closer to being in lebanon.

I was wondering if you chaps had anything on Kfar-Michki, Lebanon or 
Allepo, Syria.

Very interested in these two sites, the former is my father's birthplace, 
the latter is the home of my only Arabic penpal.

Anything would be much appreciated.

Darn good work, will pray for much success.

Have a very nice day and keep up the good work

Larry Nessrallah
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


From absalam@iti-idsc.gov.eg Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 07:00:29 +0300
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Al_salam Alikom

Dear abroad Egyptian,
    It is a pleasure to me to send you this mail to keep in touch for

we aim to create an internet site that services Egyptian people that
lives abroad.
Considering you as one of those people that we care for, i hope that you

could tell us what service could we provide to you and to all our people

that lives abroad.
any idea is very welcome.
please note that it is all a free services that will be offered to let
Egyptians abroad not to forget that we really care for them and if it
provides real service to you, it will get the governmental financial
support also note that the team that works in this project is highly
qualified in information technology.

finally, thanks a lot for reading all of this.

Bassem Boshra
project team member

From tfrangie@ultrix.ramapo.edu Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 15:59:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: TONY 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: "A House of Many Mansions - The History of Lebanon Reconsidered"

To whom it may concern,
I would like to ask permission to make a link to your site where Kamal El
Salibi's chapter is. 
I am starting my own Web page and I am trying to supplement it with all
the important links.

Thank you.


                             BOU GHALEB

E-mail: tfrangie@ramapo.edu

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From register@snoopy.wwinternet.net Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 21:06:15 -0700
From: Bob Register 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Salad Dressing

We ate at a Lebanese restaurant the other night and the salad dressing
was great! The lady told us it was olive oil, lemon juice and garlic but
we have not been able to reproduce it. Can you tell me the portions

Thank you for your help in this matter; we look forward to hearing from

Bob Register

From usis@palnet.com Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 12:06:29 +0000
From: USIS_Jerusalem 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Permission to use documents

We would like to solicit your permission to use your report
"Palestinian Society  in Gaza, West Bank and Arab Jerusalem" (the
electronic version) as part of our documents provided in our
yet-to-be-developed website about the Palestinian society. The site
will be the official United States Information Agency's local site in
East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

If needed more information please feel free to contact me via phone or

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Naser Ideis
email:  nijeru@usia.gov
Tel.: 9722-628-2456 ext. 7217

From BIBO@mailbox.uq.edu.au Tue May 20 16:32:17 1997
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 01:35:59 +1000
From: BIBO 
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: Historical Correctness

I was looking at this page..and although it is quiet impressive...
you left out the fact that FakhirEddine was a Druze by origin
a Muslim by protocol and a Christian secretly....he converted in the
Vatican during a trip to what we know today as "Italy"...

Also you leave out his death...when in the turkish court he was ordered
to face east and pray to mecca ...he turned west and did the sign of the

You will find this to be the case.....further proof....
is that the Shihab Family...can either be Druze, Muslim and


Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 11:01:53 -0700
To: almashriq@hiof.no
Subject: my comments
Thank you for providing somtthing close to my heart, I never had the
oppertunity to visit my father's homeland.
I seem to have at least come closer to being in lebanon.
I was wondering if you chaps had anything on Kfar-Michki, Lebanon or
Allepo, Syria.
Very interested in these two sites, the former is my father's birthplace,
the latter is the home of my only Arabic penpal.
Anything would be much appreciated.
Darn good work, will pray for much success.
Have a very nice day and keep up the good work
Larry Nessrallah
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Hvem Al Mashriq er kan kanskje skape litt usikkerhet. Her er noen eksempler på hvem våre brukere tror Al Mashriq er:
  • Hi gentelman
  • Sir Webmaster
  • Dear fairouz,
  • Dear Al
  • Dear Sir/Mme
  • dir friend
  • Dear Msr. Mashriq
  • dear person on charge
  • Dear abroad Egyptian