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By Jawad Anani - Nov 20,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah triggered the notion of self-reliance. As Sir Francis Bacon would say, the term has become an “idol of the mind”. Prime Minister Hani Mulki is on record to have used the term more than once. Many senior officials are using it as well.
By Jawad Anani - Nov 13,2017
On Sunday, His Majesty King Abdullah opened the second ordinary session of Parliament. More than one third of November is gone, and the clock is ticking for the 2018 budget debates.The government is yet to submit its proposed budget to the Lower House.
By Jawad Anani - Nov 07,2017
According to Greek mythology, Pelias, king of Iolcus, had a very beautiful daughter, Alcestis, whose hand in marriage was sought by many kings and princes.King Pelias, worried that if he promised his beautiful daughter to any of the suitors it would anger the rest and lose their
By Jawad Anani - Oct 30,2017
Today, is the centennial of “Balfour Declaration”, which was contained in a letter sent that day from the then British foreign minister Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild.Upon its publication, the Zionist movement, led by Chaim Weizmann, was jubilant, considering the declar
By Jawad Anani - Oct 23,2017
Some Israeli likudniks and ultra-right-wingers are asking for a conference to create a Palestinian state on the East Bank of the River Jordan (or Jordan); that calls for a revision of Jordan’s stand on the Palestinian issue as a whole.In 1967, Jordan, under the late King Hussein,
By Jawad Anani - Oct 16,2017
Polish historian and diplomat Marek Moron gave a lecture on October 10, at an event organised jointly by the embassy of Poland and Al Rai Centre for Studies.Poland’s current and previous governments were not favourably viewed in the Arab and Islamic worlds.
By Jawad Anani - Oct 09,2017
In his meeting with the Senate speaker and heads of committees, His Majesty King Abdullah clearly charted a clear map of economic policies.The ideas that had been in circulation among Jordanians were fuzzy and worrisome.The King wants the current Cabinet to run the full parliamen
By Jawad Anani - Oct 02,2017
Israeli officials speak loudly in support of the Kurds’ right to have their independent state, using the same words Palestinians do in arguing for the same rights.Israelis say that the Kurds have been denied their right to have their own political entity.
By Jawad Anani - Sep 25,2017
Last week, I had the privilege of reading the book “Fortress of Peace: Jordan’s’ Interfaith Drive and Model of Coexistence”, penned by Rula H.
By Jawad Anani - Sep 18,2017
Two main messages were sent by His Majesty King Abdullah in the interview he gave Jordan News Agency, Petra, last week.The first was his demand from the Jordanian people to show greater appreciation for the serious economic challenges Jordan is encountering, such as interruption

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