Related to What are the Halachic boundaries of Eretz Yisroel? but that doesn't address my specific concern.

Is modern-day Lebanon considered part of halachic Eretz Yisrael?

Believe it or not, there are Jews in Lebanon. Do they follow minhagim of Israel or the Diaspora?

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    How does that question not address your specific concern?
    – msh210
    Dec 22, 2014 at 2:08
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    Minhagim?! Isn't it more important to determine whether they take maaser on what grows there, etc? Actual mitzvos which - if not de'oraisa - are at least chiyuvim derabanan? Dec 22, 2014 at 2:16
  • @msh210 It doesn't really clarify the northern border, and whether Lebanon is considered E"Y.
    – Scimonster
    Dec 22, 2014 at 7:07
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    @Scimonster, it says "What are the Halachic boundaries of Eretz Yisroel?". Wouldn't that include the northern boundary, and whether Lebanon is considered EY?
    – msh210
    Dec 22, 2014 at 9:15
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    @Scimonster re "the answers don't address that": that's no reason to ask a separate question: see judaism.stackexchange.com/help/no-one-answers. Perhaps restrict your question to ask only about customs, not whether it's considered part of EY, and set a bounty on the other question?
    – msh210
    Dec 22, 2014 at 9:18

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The answer is Yes and No. Part of Lebanon is Halachically Eretz Yisrael and part is not.

See Shviit.com where they say

The northern border of Eretz Yisroel lies somewhere in Lebanon

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