The harbour - ElMina - three kilometers away, hosted what was apparently at one time a Phoenician town of which nothing now remains. ElMina is also known as the "City of Waves and Horizons".
A repository of Tripolitan families and expatriates.
Tripoli has long been known for its sweets industry, olive oil-based soap production, and copper crafts.
- Index Tripolis
Index Tripolis is a project to provide bibliographic information about Tripoli, Lebanon.
A wander around inside Tripoli, Lebanon: A diary of humouristic series of walkabouts "kazdouras".
Useful links and telephone numbers in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Terrain, street, satellite, touristic, urban growth, sailing, and historical maps and aerial imagery of Tripoli, Lebanon.
Daily and weekly news from Tripoli, Lebanon.
- North Lebanon
A guide for towns and villages neighbouring Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Palm Islands
The Palm islands park is a unique and integrated natural marine basin in the eastern Mediterranean that was declared as a reserve in 1994.
- Panoramic Views
Interactive panoramic views of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli e-Discussion Society
The 'Tripoli e-Discussion Society' is an independently self-controlled body that aims at gathering Tripolitans residing all over the world to discuss issues pertaining to Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Today's Tripoli
Present aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon
- Tripoli Radio
Tripoli Internet Radio features original on-demand programs about different aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tripoli TV
Tripoli Internet TV brings you the latest video clips related to Tripoli and features original on-demand films about different aspects of Tripoli, Lebanon.
A quick reference about Tripoli in the Prehistorical, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusades, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods.
The wealth of historical monuments make Tripoli the second largest preserved Mameluke city in the world.
- The Tripoli Quiz
An educational game to test your knowledge on the present and history of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Tourist Guide
A comprehensive tourist guide for sightseeing in the historical districts of Tripoli, Lebanon.
- Virtual Museum
A documented history of Tripoli from the 3rd to the 20th centuries with large collections of coins, garments, manuscripts, paintings, old photographs, and many other artifacts.
Bienvenue à Tripoli, Liban
أهلاً بكم في طرابلس لبنان
- Ramadhan / رمضان
The Holy Month of Ramadhan in Tripoli / شهر رمضان المبارك في طرابلس
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|SECTION I. Introduction
The Tripoli e-Discussion Society was
founded on 11th November 1999. It is an independently self-controlled body that
aims at gathering Tripolitans residing all over the world to discuss issues
pertaining to Tripoli - Lebanon.
Most, if not all, of the Tripoli
e-Discussion Society members feel that they have a civic duty towards their
city and its people. As a result, most of them aspire for Tripoli to enjoy the
- A clean environment, including (but not limited to) clean river water,
clean beaches, clean drinking water and air.
- Controlled and planned tourism, which does not damage Tripoli's ancient
sites, and importantly its traditional values.
- Development of business opportunities in the city and providing gainful
employment for all Tripoli's citizens.
- Environmentally sound construction, well designed and built, and correctly
executed to professional specification.
- Human rights awareness and equality in Tripoli society.
- Planned urban and rural developments, harmonious with Tripoli's setting and
- Provision of parks for children to play in, maintenance and creation of
forests, orchards and other areas of vegetation.
- Respect, preservation and maintenance of Tripoli's historical heritage,
including its many ancient monuments.
- Tolerance and good will among all confessional groups in Tripoli.
- Transparent, honest and dedicated civil servants and administration.
|SECTION II. Objectives of the TeDS
The Tripoli e-Discussion Society
understands it can provide many services to the city of Tripoli-Lebanon and its
people. Although any proposition made by the group would start on a theoretical
and/or public awareness basis but its ultimately hoped that actions would
take place soon after by the designated officials, taking into consideration the
financial and practical feasibility of such proposals. It also understands that
positive change requires hard work, co-operation and tolerance. Importantly,
the Tripoli e-Discussion Society believes that positive change is
possible if we work together with the responsible high rank officials. The
Society aimed objects are:
- Primarily, to improve and elevate the technical and general understanding
and knowledge of members engaged or desiring to be engaged to act using their
skill and competence as a "sounding board" of ideas or any related
aspiration for Tripoli city improvement. Members should discuss, debate,
brainstorm each other, and consequently raise sensible current or past issues
related to the city of Tripoli and its people. Discussions should be both robust
and productive. Preferably, discussions should have a clear, annotated, coherent
beginning and a finite conclusive end. Ultimately yet frequently, a summary of
the discussion should be written and produced for the members. Effectively
afterwards, the Tripoli media should play a major role in order for the
published discussions summary to be emphasised and noticed in the city
society. If possible, it should be the role of the moderator/administrator(s) to
write a brief summary of the discussion (See Sections V & VI). In this way,
the Society is making important contributions by bringing new ideas in regard to
dealing with problems in the city, conveying a sense of social awareness and
civic duty, and finally demonstrating new ways to discussing ideas, dealing with
- The Society members also aim to offer their skills and services to the city
of Tripoli Lebanon. As most members do not live in Lebanon, the most
effective way to contribute services is through the following means:
- Establishing a database of members and their appropriate skills and
expertise (See Sections IV & V).
- Contact non-governmental Organisations (NGO's) and other groups in Tripoli
who share similar interests with The Society.
- Provide such groups with ideas and, if necessary, written proposals, at
- The Society should provide written summaries of its demands or discussions
about relevant issues in Tripoli to relevant groups, government ministries and
- For those living in proximity to Tripoli (or in Tripoli Lebanon),
members should be able to provide their services to NGO's or other groups who
share similar aims and who are in need of their expertise or skills.
- Most importantly, should take a pro-active role and rely on its
self-initiative at all times.
- For the purpose of (1) and (2), The Society will imply a " Tripoli
Cyber Group" communication based. Its motto is summarised
to signify: Thinking, Resolving, Informing, Publicising,
Originating, Liberalizing, Improving,
Contributing, Yielding, Benefiting, Educating, Renewing,
Guiding, Remedying, Optimising, Uniting, Preventing,
and all activities related or incidental to any of them.
|SECTION III. Nature of Discussions
- Discussions on the Tripoli e-Discussion Society are conducted in
spirit of free, regulated but sensible speech. Thus, Tripoli e-Discussion
Society considers free speech as its own privilege that should not be taken
- Members of the Tripoli e-Discussion Society should act as an
example of how sensibly yet relevant free speech contributes to productivity and
the deliberation of ideas. Therefore, taking full responsibility of free speech
must also be understood. The following practices should be avoided at all
- Personally abusive, insulting or lewd language.
- Comments which inflame sectarian or racial hatred.
- Discussions that are not related to Tripoli (e.g., Lebanese politics and
other regional topics) since they are not the rule of the Tripoli
- Discussions that advertise/insult any form of Tripolitan/Lebanese political
- If a member does not abide by these rules, it should be the role of the
administrators/moderator (See sections IV & V) to do the following:
- Give a warning to that member; outlining the reasons why the warning is
- If the problem is not corrected: (1) messages of that member will be
moderated before publishing, (2) his membership will be temporarily suspended,
and, subsequent violations will cause (3) that member to be permanently banned
from the Tripoli e-Discussion Society.
|SECTION IV. Members
- Tripolitan expatriates and people from Tripoli and its surrounding areas
are highly encouraged to become members of the Tripoli e-Discussion Society.
- Existing members should provide their personal data in the "member
profile" section of the Tripoli e-Discussion Society at
www.egroups.com. The member profile should contain the following information:
- Full name, age, city and country of residence
- Educational and/or vocational background
- Area of employment or study
- Professional skills, which may contribute to the welfare of the city of
- New members are urged to fill out the same form as soon as they register.
- All members should ensure the accuracy and validity of the data they
provide. These data will be only available for the members, administrators, and
moderator of the Tripoli e-Discussion Society.
- Members can vote in public polls at the Tripoli e-Discussion Society.
Thereafter, the results would be announced by the Moderator.
- Members have to follow the rules of discussions of the Tripoli
e-Discussion Society as detailed in Section III.
- In addition, members are advised to:
- Use English as the language of communication. Use of other international
languages is allowed, but, generally, will not make it possible for all members
to join efficiently. Use of scanned Arabic scripts/letters is also allowed.
- Write a clear Subject Title for their messages when addressing themselves
to the society.
- Control the size of their messages before posting them to the Tripoli
e-Discussion Society. If the message exceeds a total size of 100 Kbs because
of an attached file, it is preferable to upload that file to the Tripoli
e-Discussion Society web site at www.egroups.com or provide a direct
Internet link to the server hosting that file. Large files can cause serious
technical difficulties for members who are using modems to connect to the
Internet or for members suffering from slow lines, especially those from Tripoli
and the regions nearby.
|SECTION V. Administrators
- Members of the Tripoli e-Discussion Society can nominate themselves
to form the Administrators Board provided they have made available their
personal data to other members through the Tripoli e-Discussion Society
database. Voting rules are applied (See Section VII).
- The Administrators Board includes a number of administrators relative to
the size of the Tripoli e-Discussion Society (estimated as 5%,
preferably an odd number).
- Administrators follow the same rules as the regular members (See Section
- Additional duties of the Administrators Board include:
- Voting for accepting new members, when needed.
- Ensuring a complete database of the members profiles.
- Ensuring discussion rules are abided by.
- Vote for suitable actions against violating members.
- Decisions taken by the Administrators Board are voted and subsequently
privately mailed in a collective manner to the moderator for direct application.
|SECTION VI. The Moderator
The moderator acts as a secretary of the Tripoli
e-Discussion Society. The functions of a Moderator are the following:
- Obeys the same rules followed by regular members (See Section IV).
- Advertises the Tripoli e-Discussion Society with all possible means
(The Tripoli Internet Database/tripoli-city.org, local
Tripolitan/Lebanese media, etc..).
- Maintains an up-to-date version of this document available for new members
in the welcome message and at the introductory pages of the Tripoli
e-Discussion Society at www.egroups.com and The Tripoli Internet
- Publishes a public periodical report on the activities of the Tripoli
- Announces the results of public Polls activated by the Tripoli
- Co-ordinates and applies actions voted by the Administrators Board.
- The moderator cannot cast a vote at the Administrators Board unless it
reaches a state of equal indecisive votes.
- When necessary, a deputy moderator should also be nominated by the group to
deputise in the absence of the main one.
|SECTION VII. Voting
- Public voting may be a necessity when a general consensus cannot be
calculated when dealing with a certain issue raised by members, administrators,
and the moderator of the Tripoli e-Discussion Society. The Tripoli
e-Discussion Society web site at www.egroups.com has the available "Poll"
option which can be activated by the administrators/moderator to collect the
ideas of all members concerning a certain issue. Rules of www.egroups.com will
apply for the "Poll" to ensure accurate results.
- Votes within the Administrators Board are circulated in private between the
administrators and the moderator and may be publicized, if necessary.
|SECTION VIII. Edition Information
- First Published By: Diaa Hadid (11.11.2000)
- Revised By: Ghazi Omar Tadmouri (13.11.2000)
- Revised By: Diaa Hadid (14.11.2000)
- Revised By: Ghazi Omar Tadmouri (15.11.2000)
- Revised By: Hilal Kabbarah (27.11.2000)
- Revised By: Ghazi Omar Tadmouri (08.12.2000)
- Voted and Approved: (18.12.2000)
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