Posts Tagged ‘Jordan’

Will Jordan make Israel pay a price for annexation?

Tamara Nassar Power Suits 18 May 2020 King Abdullah of Jordan has warned of “massive conflict” if Israel moves ahead with plans to annex the West Bank. (European Parliament / Flickr) King Abdullah of Jordan warned of dire consequences should Israel advance annexation plans in coming months. “If Israel really annexes the West Bank in July, it […]

Be Like Mike? Who’d wanna be after watching sycophantic, nostalgia-porn Michael Jordan ‘documentary’ The Last Dance…

Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, and the much-hyped ESPN 10-part documentary on his career and final championship season with the Chicago Bulls, ‘The Last Dance,’ which comes to a close this Sunday night, claims to reveal the man behind the legend. I’ll save you the suspense – spoiler alert – and […]

Jordan’s king warns of ‘massive conflict’ if Israel annexes land in West Bank

Jordan’s King Abdullah has warned that should Israel move forward with plans to annex parts of the West Bank, it would lead to a “massive conflict” with his country, and did not rule out pulling out of Amman’s peace deal with the Jewish state. In an interview published Friday by the German daily Der Spiegel, […]

With COVID-19, there can be no Jordan Valley annexation

“Cutting off the nose to spite the face” is an apt expression to describe the lack of rationale behind Israeli government policies calling for unilateral annexation of areas of the West Bank and in particular the Jordan Valley. At a time when cross-border cooperation is more essential than ever to promote public health, this populist […]

Israel pulls hundreds of citizens from Jordan amid virus fears – report

Israel bused some 200 of students back to the country from Jordan as part of its efforts to bring home as many citizens from abroad as possible during the global coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The Arab Israeli students had been studying in the neighboring kingdom, which recently closed off most movement across […]

Snow blankets high areas of Jordan

   Snow has blanketed several high areas in Tafilah and Karak governorates, south of Jordan, leading to road closures in these areas. The Kingdom is affected by a third-degree weather depression, accompanied by a polar air mass. The peak of the weather depression was on Saturday dawn, as most areas in the northern and central […]

Israeli MP Presents Bills to Annex Jordan Valley, Impose Death Penalty on Palestinians

A right-wing Israeli parliamentarian submitted two bills to the Knesset on Wednesday seeking to permanently annex the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea and the Hebron desert in the occupied West Bank to Israel, as well as impose the death penalty on Palestinian political prisoners. Miki Zohar, the head of the Likud faction in the Knesset, said that […]

Storms continue to hit Egypt, Israel, Syria and Jordan

   High winds continue to hit the Middle East for a second day, bringing rain, floods and dust storms to Egypt, Israel, Syria and Jordan. Sources Source Article from Hits: 18

Imagining Return: Palestinians in Jordan’s Sprawling Refugee Camps Still Yearn for Home

Amman, Jordan — Abna’a Gaza (the Children of Gaza) is a status given to Palestinian refugees who fled from the Gaza Strip to Jordan in 1967. They fled during the 1967 war and consequent Israeli occupation of Gaza. Today, over five decades later, these Palestinians who originally fled to Gaza from their homes in greater Palestine […]

Liberman says Netanyahu told Jordan’s king that Israel won’t annex Jordan Valley

Yisrael Beytenu party leader Avigdor Liberman on Saturday claimed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed Jordanian King Abdullah II that he would not go through with a campaign pledge to annex the Jordan Valley. “It became clear to me a few days ago that at the same time as all the stories about annexing the Jordan […]

Oregon’s Jordan Cove Backers Double Down on Efforts to Push Project Following Federal Permit Delay

Last Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took the highly unusual step of declining to move forward on permits for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal in Coos County, Oregon. If built, the $10 billion Jordan Cove project would become the largest source of global warming pollution in the state. FERC commissioners voted 2 […]

Netanyahu calls for annexing Jordan Valley and Jewish West Bank settlements one week before elections

   Just one week before elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced his approval of 3,500 new illegal settler homes in the highly contested ‘E1’ area of the central occupied West Bank. “I have given instructions to immediately publish for deposit the plan to build 3,500 housing units in E-1,” Netanyahu said in a […]

Jordan Peterson Shares a Powerful Perspective on Alcohol Addiction and How to Beat It

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times “If we had to make a bad drug legal, the worst choice was alcohol.” ~ Jordan Peterson The negative impact that alcohol has on society is staggering, but with growing demand for legal access to mind-expanding and therapeutic recreational drugs like cannabis and psychedelics, more people are exploring life […]

Israeli Blocking of Palestinian Exports to Jordan Shows Reality of Apartheid that the Kushner Plan Would Only Cement

The Israeli government blockade on Palestinian agricultural exports through Jordan on Sunday illustrates the Apartheid character of Israeli rule over the Palestinians. Palestinian trucks loaded with produce were stopped by quickly-erected Israeli blast walls and forbidden to head into Jordan. The Palestine-Jordan trade in commodities such as vegetables, fruits, olives, olive oil, and dates is […]

Facing Widespread Opposition, Jordan Cove LNG Withdraws Application

Facing Widespread Opposition, Jordan Cove LNG Withdraws Application Above photo: Stop Jordan Cove community protest by Stop Jordan Cove  Salem, OR – Amidst enormous public opposition and just one week before the Department of State Lands (DSL) was set to make a decision on a critical Removal-Fill permit on the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked […]

Photo Essay: Palestinians converge on Jordan Valley checkpoints to protest Trump plan

The morning after President Donald Trump committed to recognizing Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank during the release of his much-awaited Middle East peace plan, Palestinians protested the deal that would annex the Jordan Valley, the breadbasket of their territory, by motoring trackers through an Israeli checkpoint.   They arrived from two different directions […]

Why Jordan Valley settlers fear annexation more than Palestinians do

“Are you lost?” asks the man driving the dilapidated tractor. Khaled is one of the 1,700 Palestinians who live in Fasayil, a small Palestinian village in the occupied Jordan Valley of the West Bank. I nod my head to let him know that I was not lost. I came to the Jordan Valley in the […]

Jordan Peterson Distorts “the Jewish Question”

Jordan Peterson by Organon tou Ontos I reproduce Peterson’s original article here. Below, I remark on his argument. First of all, here is how Peterson sets up “the Jewish question”: 1) The question is “so-called” (in other words, he already presupposes it is idiotic). 2) Advocates of “identity politics” (i.e., ethnic or racial nationalists) question why […]

Gantz vows to annex Jordan Valley after elections. Netanyahu asks: why not now?

Benny Gantz, the leader of the “centrist” Blue & White party and main challenger to the premiership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, vowed on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley if he wins the Israeli elections on March 2. “We see this strip of land as an inseparable part of the State of Israel,” Gantz […]

Gantz vows to annex Jordan Valley ‘in coordination with international communtiy’

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz vowed on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley “in coordination with the international community” if he wins the upcoming election. In what appeared to be the top centrist lawmaker’s latest effort to cater to right-leaning voters, Gantz, during a visit to what he referred to as “Israel’s eastern protective […]

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