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  • proper n. A right-wing Lebanese paramilitary movement based somewhat on the Spanish Falange


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  • The true nationalists in Lebanon are the Kataeb Party (other wise known as the Phalange).

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  • It frightened the Christians into enlarging their own unofficial armed forces, the "militias," of which that of the Phalange was the strongest.

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  • "The state cannot allow any illegal military presence on any of its territories ... not the weapons of Palestinian factions ... not the weapons of Hizbullah," he told the party faithful and senior members of the March 14 Forces of which the Phalange is a part.

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  • To some, such as Phalange and Lebanese Forces 'Christian leaders, it means the right to demand concessions from arms-bearing groups, such as Hezbollah.

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  • The close cultural ties between Syria (the Muslim-majority portion of the former French Mandate) and Muslims in Lebanon led directly to strong ties between Muslims under attack from Christian rightsts (organized as early as 1938 into the Kataeb Social Democratic Party, "Phalange" for short, by a Lebanese Christian strongman named Pierre Gemayel), and to Syrian intervention in the affairs of its former enclave.

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  • The main Christian party was actually a Catholic militia called the Phalange, or “Phalanx,” and had been founded by a Maronite Lebanese named Pierre Gemayel who had been very impressed by his visit to Hitler’s Berlin Olympics in 1936.

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  • The secular leftist ends up joining the right-wing Christian Phalange party and dies.

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  • Phalange was on a page with pharmaceutical and pharmacology, but the page was in one of these medical dictionaries, not the regular one.

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  • Nor was it like the Phalange gatherings in Ashrafiyeh, where sweaty crowds would chant anti-Muslim slogans and swear to fight for Christianity, but then afterwards quietly describe their efforts to emigrate.

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  • Activists from the Christian Phalange party mourned their recently slain leader Antoine Ghanem at a rally at Saint Joseph University in Ashrafieh.

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