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Background: The following tape concerns a recording for an EO radiobroadcast of Cornelis Hulsman interviewing a Jordan politician; ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Rawābdah in 1995; he became the Prime Minister of Jordan in 1999. The interview is in regards to the Jordan-Israeli peace settlements. The rest of the...
Background: ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Rawābdah (born 1939) is a Jordanian politician and became prime minister of Jordan in 1999. In the 1967 Six-Day War (otherwise known as the Arab-Israeli War), Israel overpowered Egypt, Jordan and Syria. It then occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem,...
Background: Fahd al-Fānik is a well-known Jordanian economist and financial consultant. He discusses the issue of the Jordanian economy, the situation of the poor and suggests a number of ways of tackling these issues. Side A: The Jordanian budget used to depend on foreign aid, dating to when the...
An overview of the life of Cardinal Franz Konig, the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna and one of the principal architects of the Second Vatican Council
The article tackles the discovery of some important old Coptic manuscripts including one about the Gospel of Judas, which, the author says, is part of a valuable treasure in the Egyptian heritage.
The article is an interview with some members of Al-Tahrir Al-Islami Party [Islamic Liberation Party]. Their main ideology is the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate. The party was founded in 1952 in Jordan by Taqi Eddin Al-Nabahani, a Palestinian. The interviewed members comment on the...
The government’s move to abolish clauses in the penal code allowing leniency for murderers involving the so-called crimes of honor is a highly appreciable gesture. In no way can the ruthless killing of women suspected, rightly or wrongly, of immoral behavior be justified. The so-called killing in...
More than pride, more than honesty, more than anything a man might do, female chastity is seen in the Arab world as an indelible line, the boundary between respect and shame. An unchaste woman, it is sometimes said, is worse than a murderer, affecting not just one victim, but her family and her...
In Jordan, where traditional values still hold sway in a rapidly modernizing society, a woman’s "honor" is sometimes worth more than her life. Just the suspicion that she could have lost her virginity before marriage, willingly or not, can prompt vengeful relatives to kill a daughter or sister to...
Since he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by the Israeli intelligence service, the Mossad, in September 1997, the Amman-based chief of Hamas’ political bureau, Khalid Misha’al, has been living under tight security. Misha’al knows all too well that he is still likely to be targeted by the...
Also Christians in Jordan grieved at the death of King Hussein.
Christians in Syria make up approximately 12% of the population. The article gives an overview of their presence.
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