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Anti-Palestinian Discrimination in Jordan: Now It's Official [ Jordan uprising is next? ]
Gatestone Institute ^ | Monday, August 06, 2012 | Khaled Abu Toameh

Posted on 08/06/2012 7:33:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Instead of embarking on real and meaningful reforms and combating rampant rampant financial and administrative corruption, he has directed his energies against Jordanians of Palestinian origin. The king is already being threatened by the powerful and popular Muslim Brotherhood; he may soon have to face an even bigger threat.

In a daring and unprecedented move, Jordanian politicians, academics, political activists and media figures have sent a letter to King Abdullah urging him to end discrimination against Jordanians of Palestinian origin.

The letter serves as a warning to the monarch that the Palestinian majority in the kingdom would one day revolt against continued oppression and discrimination.

The last time Palestinians challenged the Hashemite royal family was in the late 1960s. Then, the late King Hussein sent his army to crush the revolt, killing thousands of Palestinians in what has since become to be known as Black September.

Although King Abdullah's wife, Queen Rania, is a Palestinian from the West Bank, his attitude towards Palestinians living in his kingdom has not been much different from that of other Arab countries.

In the early 1990s, more than 400,000 Palestinians were expelled from the Gulf in retaliation for the PLO's support of Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. When Kuwait was liberated, many Palestinians who remained in the sheikdom were killed or tortured by angry Kuwaitis.

In Lebanon, thousands of Palestinians have been massacred by Lebanese and Syrians over the past four decades. In addition, the 500,000 Palestinians living in Lebanon have long been subjected to state-sponsored apartheid laws that deny them access to work, education and health services.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; jordan; jordanuprising; palestinians; waronterror
Anti-Palestinian Discrimination in Jordan

1 posted on 08/06/2012 7:33:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv
Funny how no one really cares about the Palestinians EXCEPT if Israel tries to defend herself.

The last time Palestinians challenged the Hashemite royal family was in the late 1960s. Then, the late King Hussein sent his army to crush the revolt, killing thousands of Palestinians in what has since become to be known as Black September.

2 posted on 08/06/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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IIRC, about 78,000 Palestinians died in that revolt.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 7:40:39 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Syrians in Jordan fear hunt from Assad agents
http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2012/08/03/syrians_in_jordan_fear_hunt_from_assad_agents/

Jordan’s king: “Clock is ticking” in Syria
by Charlie Rose
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57487037/jordans-king-clock-is-ticking-in-syria/

Syrian rebel: Uprising hijacked by extremists
by Holly Williams
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57487842/syrian-rebel-uprising-hijacked-by-extremists/
[snip] Jamil Saeb, who led protests in Syria in the early days, said he wants a Western-style democracy, and claimed the uprising is being hijacked by Islamic extremists. “The West isn’t doing enough, and other countries like Saudi Arabia are pushing their Islamic agenda by giving the rebels financial support,” Saeb said. [/snip]


4 posted on 08/06/2012 8:05:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2banana

Yep, they’re just a political football to be punted at will. Maybe they think that being defiant to Israeli’s, they will win back their ‘honor’ in the eyes of other Arabs, who could care less about them.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: SunkenCiv
My offering as of the Arab Uprising in 2011 still stands.

I will personally shelter Queen Rania of Jordan, until a more suitable location can be found.

http://anushayspoint.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/picture-12.jpg?w=500

6 posted on 08/06/2012 8:26:48 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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She’s been an emotional train wreck since I dumped her. Her marriage to the dictator was a rebound thing.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 6:23:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I AM NOT A DICTATOR!!....I mean...er....surly someone as Beautiful and Radiant as Queen Rania could see through such an obvious infatuation such as yours.......


8 posted on 08/07/2012 6:38:19 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: SunkenCiv
"The letter serves as a warning to the monarch that the Palestinian majority in the kingdom would one day revolt..."

September's just around the corner.

9 posted on 08/07/2012 6:47:14 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Flag_This

Besides, they’re already revolting.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 7:09:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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