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By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 20,2015
The Paris attacks that left 17 people dead earlier this month were widely condemned as deplorable acts of terror. European countries specifically condemned them because they provided a stark warning that if such terrorist acts were to continue, they would deprive Europe of its i
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 13,2015
The handling of the snowstorm by all government organisations, the army, Civil Defence, Public Security, the Gendarmerie, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and indeed the private sector was of superior quality. In comparison with last year’s chaotic performance, the ele
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 06,2015
Three weeks ago on this page, I ended an article suggesting that “it is much better for the Palestinians to present a good text, even if it is going to be refused, than to end up with an approved bad text”. I was referring to the UN Security Council draft resolution
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 05,2015
Explicit in all American administration official statements is the fact that the US will do whatever it takes — military option included — to prevent Iran from developing nuclear capability for military purposes. In other words, the US has made it perfectly clear tha
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Dec 30,2014
The news last Wednesday of the loss of a Jordanian military fighter plane while on mission over north Syria and the capture of its pilot by fighters of the terrorist organisation called Daesh fell on all Jordanians like a bombshell. It is true that Jordan is part of an internati
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Dec 16,2014
After much procrastination, the Palestinian Authority has finally decided to head to the UN Security Council seeking a resolution to end the Israeli occupation of the land designated to be the seat of the envisaged Palestinian state. This move has been under consideration since
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Dec 09,2014
The recent visit of His Majesty King Abdullah to Washington was obviously not the first, neither for certain will it be the last, but so far it is the most important.
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 25,2014
The situation in the occupied Palestinian territories continues to deteriorate, with Israeli government provocations unabated despite the bloody consequences of previous incursions on the Muslim holy places in Jerusalem and the accompanying measures clearly supporting Jewish
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 18,2014
Late last week I drove to a pharmacy in Amman located in a usually crowded small shopping neighbourhood. The three parking spaces in front of that pharmacy were all blocked by a car that was parked sideways right in front of the three spaces, blocking them, as well as one lane o
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 11,2014
In his Speech from the Throne, which inaugurates Parliament’s work every year, His Majesty King Abdullah addressed more than one essential issue pertaining to the particularly critical situation in our region. At some point, the Monarch affirmed that the “advanced le



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