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Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Dec 28,2017
Much has been said, by way of condemnation, about the Trump administration’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and about its recognition of Jerusalem as the “undivided capital” of Israel.The world has spoken: 14 countries out of 15 have objected to the d
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Dec 14,2017
Thanks to US President Donald Trump’s provocative position on Jerusalem, recognising the city as Israel's capital, the Palestine question is alive again.After a few years of dormancy, caused by Israel’s deliberate subversion of all peace efforts as well by the conflicts and divis
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Nov 30,2017
I finished reading a number of books about Arab history since the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and my readings have confirmed the depressing all-too-obvious conclusion, that the sorry state of Arab affairs since then has been largely of our own making.We have no one to blame
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Nov 16,2017
In today’s world, as in past eras, an important distinction needs to be made between people who believe in and practise a certain faith peacefully and civilly, and those who manipulate faith and use it for violent or perverse means.Such distinction is crucial to make, as the line
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Nov 02,2017
The government’s plan for a new Amman has generated a lot of debate about the pros and cons of the project.Overall, the opinions expressed are positive and constructive.The cynical and paranoid comments made by some should be utterly ignored.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Oct 19,2017
The Israeli government has been flagrantly disregarding Palestinian peace overtures and violating Palestinians’ rights.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Oct 05,2017
Inter-Arab differences are, alas, on the rise.The Arab League is supposed to be playing a key role in mediating and attempting to resolve these differences, but it is not.At the same time, we do not see any serious initiatives by key players in the Arab world to fill the vacuum c
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Sep 14,2017
Until the 1990s, when most media in the Arab world were almost exclusively governmental or official, we Arabs yearned for private and “free” media.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Aug 17,2017
Society's progress is measured, in part, by the quality of people's public conduct. Judging from this  angle, our society's performance leaves much to be desired.Over the years, of course, much has improved.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Aug 03,2017
At its core, democracy presupposes difference.



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