In Western imagination, the Orient represents a geographical and cultural space that stretches from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Indian Ocean, a set of countries along the southern and eastern coast of the Mediterranean that includes Maghreb, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and Palestine, as well as the Middle East. This is the old Levant, which is, for us, inextricably linked with Islam but also the birthplace of our Judeo-Christian civilization.

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