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The Appalling Crusade To Free Jonathan Pollard; Unhappiness In Jordan; And More by Martin Peretz

The Appalling Crusade To Free Jonathan Pollard; Unhappiness In Jordan; And More by Martin Peretz | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

The Jordanian king is not made of the same mettle as his father, and he is not especially liked by his people. The queen is hated by them. She is also quite beautiful. Like Marie Antoinette, at least in the movies. Actually, Queen Rania is gorgeous. She is also extravagant, and her husband can’t quite afford this. In fact, he can’t quite afford it at all. People went into the streets—but not to celebrate—after one of her lavish parties. And her husband was forced to appoint two cabinets in the year 2011.

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The 3-state solution by Mordechai Nisan

The 3-state solution by Mordechai Nisan | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

The transformation of Jordan into a Palestinian state would be a just resolution of the innate incompatibility between regime and society; and the hoisting of a Palestinian national flag in Amman would be a beacon of hope and a political magnet for other Palestinian groups – especially those in Israel and Lebanon. The small interloper Hashemite family in Jordan would be left without a kingdom. And this would be the beginning of a major step toward justice and democracy.

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