Antoine Zahlan (1928-2020)
September 2, 2020
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Antoine Zahlan was born in Haifa. His father was Benjamin Zahlan, and his mother was Marie Khoury. He had a brother, Paul, and two sisters, Renée and Nadia. He married Rosemary Janet Said, and they have a daughter, Amal.

Zahlan received his primary education in the École des Frères in Haifa and then attended Terra Sancta College in Jerusalem for about five years as a boarding student. On the eve of the occupation of Haifa by Zionist forces in April 1948, Zahlan and his family were forced to take refuge in Lebanon, where they rented a house in the town of Aley. He was awarded a scholarship to enrol in the science faculty at the American University in Beirut (AUB), where he graduated in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in physics; he went on to obtain a master’s degree in physics in 1952....


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