It is the tree on our flag, it is our national symbol. They are "God's Eternal Cedars"
As for your question, yes of course I am Phoenician, as they are my ancestors and in my blood. I am extrememly proud of their contributions to the world so why wouldnt I identify with them? I am Phoenician and I am Lebanese, they are one in the same. Dont the Egyptians take pride in their Pyramids? We take pride in our history too..