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A. Sam Farm: An evolving local enterprise

February 2, 2014

Every day we can tune into public media's account of the widening civil war in Syria. Here is a land we know through familiar biblical and historic references, home at one time to the Egyptians, the Canaanites, Phoenicians. Hebrews, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Turks. Great empires have vied for power and influence over the centuries in this terrain that connects three continents, bridging cultures of the East and West. Struggles continue as passions flare from strong political and religious roots. The modern states of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Israel were created by western powers in the early 20th century from Greater Syria.



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