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By Editorial - Dec 03,2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing his country to early election — which would be the second general election in just over two years — having fired two of his key Cabinet members, Finance Minister Yair Lapid, leader of Yesh Atid Party, and Justice Mi
By Editorial - Dec 02,2014
The UN World Food Programme just announced it can no longer provide food vouchers to the some 1.7 million Syrian refugees spread across the region because it ran out of funds. The suspension of food coupons for Syrian refugees residing outside refugee camps is forced by the fact
By Editorial - Dec 01,2014
With all efforts to put an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories failing, the Arab world turns to the UN to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo recently agreed to submit a draft resolution to the UN
By Editorial - Nov 30,2014
Last week’s negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 ended up with the decision to extend talks and set a new deadline for reaching an agreement in seven months’ time. This should be seen as a positive development, whereby Iran’s nuclear programme is treated like
By Editorial - Nov 29,2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu seems to be going ahead with his plan to enact legislation describing Israel as a Jewish state and a homeland for the Jewish people everywhere despite protests even from within his own Cabinet. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said th
By Editorial - Nov 27,2014
The National Communication on Climate Change has just issued a new warning to Jordan, predicting that global warming can be expected to cause a steady increase in temperature, more dry spells and a dramatic drop in precipitation during the coming decades. Temperatures are projec
By Editorial - Nov 26,2014
The Israeli ambassador to Jordan has exceeded recognised diplomatic practices  and norms by attacking parliamentarians, for whatever reason. It is not the envoy’s place to do so; if anything, one of diplomats’ duties is to build bridges of understanding between
By Editorial - Nov 24,2014
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has warned that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is turning more and more into religious warfare. As if the enmity between Israelis and Palestinians — brought about by Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands — were not enough,
By Editorial - Nov 23,2014
Israel’s return to the policy of destroying homes of Palestinians suspected of attacking Israelis has drawn wide-scale condemnation worldwide and rightly so. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has spearheaded this condemnation describing it as a grave war crime, w
By Editorial - Nov 22,2014
It says a lot when Japan, which is facing its own economic challenges, decides to grant Jordan 2.4 billion yen and pledges further support to the Kingdom. The decision to provide Jordan with this grant was made during His Majesty King Abdullah’s visit to Japan which he con



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