Where Hezbollah Meets Herbie Hancock

For most Americans, Lebanon's Bekaa Valley brings grim images of Syrian soldiers, hashish drug lords, and Hezbollah Islamic militants. American journalist Terry Anderson spent much of his 1985-91 imprisonment here, a hostage of the shadowy group Islamic Jihad. The presence of Hezbollah kept most outsiders away from the Bekaa. Many Lebanese were afraid to come here, too.

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