Hanna H. Farha was born on March 29, 1938 in Marjeyoun, a town in Southern Lebanon. He grew up there alongside his seven brothers and sisters, and went on to graduate from Marjayoun National College in 1958.

Hanna would serve the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the U.S. State Department between 1959 and 1976, and worked in Beirut, as well as in Washington D.C. and Tunisia.

During his time with the FSI, he taught Arabic to dozens of prominent ambassadors and Assistant Secretaries of State, such as Richard William Murphy, Morris Draper (Middle East Envoy tasked with leading the Lebanese-Israeli talks of 1983), Fred Galanto, David Newton, Dr. Nathaniel Howell, Kenton Keith, George Lane, Charles Widney, Robert Polletro, and the distinguished Edward Djerejian, who served in eight U.S. administrations (from Presidents John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton).

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My Beautiful Cat is Looking for a New Home

March 15, 2009
Dubai, UAE

Color is black and white (like America)

Seems she comes from a good family. Her father is a HIRR (male cat), and her mother is a HIRRA (female one). So don’t worry, pure origin!

She speaks several languages:

  1. The Cat’s language
  2. The Dog’s language
  3. The Bird’s language
  4. The Insect’s language
  5. The Cockroach language—very fluent
  6. The mice and rats language
  7. The English language—American accent. Can’t speak the English of GB, but she can learn. She’s a fast learner. She imitates Blair sometimes. She loves to listen to Bush. But he makes her nervous and immediately she throws up…on the rugs, couches, everywhere…
  8. She speaks Arabic too, with a Lebanese accent. She has learned it from the thousands of Lebanese singers who are on TV, 48 hours a day. Her favorite singer is Haifa…I don’t know why… I have to check with a vet to make sure that my she-cat does not turn one day into a He-cat, all because of Haifa.
  9. She speaks Urdu as well, with a shake in the head. Sometimes five shakes, an expression of yes and no at the same time.

She’s for free!

I'm sure you will enjoy her company. So come, pick her up now! And please, don’t shake your head…


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