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  • President of Turkey, king of Jordan to speak at Ali funeral

    06/06/2016 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 6, 2016 9:05 AM EDT
    The president of Turkey and king of Jordan joined the long line of world leaders, religious figures and superstars set to speak at Muhammad Ali's funeral Friday. Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell announced funeral details at a news conference Monday. California imam and scholar Zaid Shakir will preside over the service at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. …
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan Funds Holy Sepulchre Restoration Work

    04/11/2016 5:56:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 4/11/16 | Giorgio Bernadelli
    The Muslim sovereign has sent a donation to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem as a contribution towards the costs. This is another of the Jordanian royal family's expressions of support to Christians. It is also a political move that aims to underline Amman's prerogatives over Jerusalem"His Majesty King Abdullah II has issued a Royal Benefaction (makruma) to provide for the restoration of Jesus' Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, at His Majesty's personal expense." The news was announced by Jordanian press agency Petra, which says that the Hashemite Court sent an official letter to the...
  • The king demanded vengeance and ‘Zarqawi’s woman’ was sent to the gallows

    09/27/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-26-2015 | Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan — Just after nightfall Feb. 3, a warrant arrived at the city’s main women’s prison for the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi. The instructions had come from King Abdullah II himself, then in Washington on a state visit, and were transmitted from his private plane to the royal court in Jordan’s capital. A clerk relayed the message to the Interior Ministry and then to the prisons department, where it caused a stir. State executions are complicated affairs requiring many steps, yet the king’s wishes were explicit: The woman would face the gallows before the sun rose the next day.
  • Psaki: Jerusalem Construction 'Exacerbates' Violence

    11/12/2014 3:40:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14
    The United States Wednesday sharply condemned Israeli plans to build 200 new Jewish homes in Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood, according to AFP, warning such moves would only "exacerbate" spiraling tensions in the city. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also denounced the alleged torching of a mosque blamed on suspected Jewish extremists calling it a "hateful and provocative" act and urging officials to investigate. "We are deeply concerned by this decision, particularly given the tense situation in Jerusalem, as well as the unequivocal and unanimous position of the United States and others in the international community opposing such construction in east Jerusalem,"...
  • Jordan's King Abdullah warns against Islamic and Zionist extremism

    10/21/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Afted Islamic extremism with “Zionist extremism” in remarks on Monday regarding the fight against terrorism. He made the comments during a meeting with Jordan’s president and members of the Lower House’s Democratic Gathering Bloc. While saying that there was a civil war taking place between moderate and extremist camps within Islam, the Jordanian monarch added that at the same time, “there is Zionist extremism,” and that “stakeholders should acknowledge there is extremism in all camps,” The Jordan Times reported...
  • Jordan says Russia can help solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    10/24/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 10/2/2014 | Justin Jalil
    Jordan’s king told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow plays a pivotal role in efforts to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, during a meeting between the two in Moscow Wednesday. “The world should realize that without Russia, it is nearly impossible to make serious progress in the region,” King Abdullah II said, in a meeting that highlighted security and economic cooperation between the two nations, according to the Russian news agency TASS. “Of course, we are very grateful to Russia for the role it plays in the Mideast region.”
  • Jordan Pressing Israel not to Allow Jewish Temple Mount Prayer

    10/21/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-21-14 | By Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Jordan's King Abdullah II is pressing Israel not to pass a bill allowing Jews to exercise their religious rights and pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, a senior official of the Hashemite kingdom revealed on Tuesday. Jordanian Ambassador to "Palestine" Khalid al-Shawabka told the Palestinian Arab Ma'an News Agency that a bill proposed by MK Miri Regev (Likud) dividing prayer time at the Mount, as is done in Hevron's Cave of Machpelah, is "unacceptable," calling the Al-Aqsa Mosque (often used as a euphemism for the entire Temple Mount) and Jerusalem "red lines." Currently the Jordanian Waqf...
  • Has the US Administration Decided to Get Rid of Jordan's King Abdullah?

    11/20/2012 10:18:47 AM PST · by aimhigh · 36 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/20/2012 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Unless the US clarifies its position regarding King Abdullah and reiterates its full backing for his regime, the Muslim fundamentalists are likely to step up there efforts to create anarchy and lawlessness in the kingdom. . . . . . Deputy State Department Spokesman Mark Toner managed to create panic [and anger] in the Royal Palace in Amman when he stated that there was "thirst for change" in Jordan and that the Jordanian people had "economic, political concerns," as well as "aspirations."
  • Muslim Brotherhood now targeting Jordan

    11/18/2012 5:23:01 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/18/2012 | Unknown
    Jordan’s anti-government riots aimed ultimately at removing King Abdullah from power are so severe that the government has turned 10,000 of its soldiers into riot police. Religious Freedom Coalition President and Founder William Murray said the ruthlessness of the rioting prompted the move. Ads by Google The king has given police uniforms to 10,000 soldiers to try to maintain order,” he said. Those soldiers-turned-police are not the only ones guarding the king. Terrorism analyst and Act for America President Brigitte Gabriel said there are U.S. troops on the ground in Jordan. “We have actually positioned troops in Jordan to protect...
  • Jordan On The Brink: Muslim Brotherhood Mobilize (50K demonstrators) for King Abdullah’s overthrow

    09/25/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 90 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | September 25, 2012, 8:50
    Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face "Arab Spring" style street pressure for his abdication. Middle East sources report that Israeli and Saudi intelligence watchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the approaching climax of the conflict in Amman between Islamists and the throne. For Israel, an upheaval in Jordan bodes the tightening of the Islamist noose around its borders – Egypt and Libya to the south and Syria to the north, with unpredictable consequences with regard to...
  • Jordan King Says Israel Is Playing With Fire

    03/25/2010 5:01:29 AM PDT · by Strategy · 100 replies · 2,196+ views
    AFP ^ | March 25, 2010
    AFP - Israel is "playing with fire" in expanding Jewish settlements in annexed Arab east Jerusalem and attempting to alter the Holy City's indentity, Jordan's King Abdullah II said on Thursday. "We have warned repeatedly that Israel is playing with fire, and Jordan rejects and condemns all measures aimed at changing the identity of Jerusalem and the displacement of its Christian and Muslim Arab population," the king said in an interview with Jordanian journalists. "East Jerusalem must be the capital of an independent Palestinian state which should be established as soon as possible. "Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinian territories occupied...
  • Jordan’s king urges unity among religions on terrorism

    02/04/2006 5:58:50 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 18 replies · 292+ views ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Tom Strode
    Jordan’s king urges unity among religions on terrorism Feb 3, 2006 By Tom Strode Baptist Press WASHINGTON (BP)--King Abdullah II of Jordan, speaking at a Feb. 2 gathering organized by evangelicals, urged Christians, Jews and Muslims to unite around common values and to consider Islamic terrorism as an “attack upon civilization” instead of a “clash of civilizations.” Addressing the luncheon event of the yearly National Prayer Breakfast, King Abdullah told the audience of about 3,000, most of them evangelical Christians, that terrorists “do not preach the Islam of the Koran or the prophet Muhammad.... Theirs is a repugnant political ideology...
  • Jordanian king promises Abbas to rally support for Mideast peace

    10/16/2005 1:54:11 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 6 replies · 195+ views ^ | 22:46 16/10/2005
    Last update - 22:46 16/10/2005 Jordanian king promises Abbas to rally support for Mideast peace By The Associated Press Jordan's King Abdullah II promised Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday to continue rallying international support for Mideast peacemaking and offered him help to take control of the Gaza Strip, from which Israel completed its disengagement last month. Abdullah, who met Abbas in a closed-door meeting at a hilltop Amman palace, said Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip last month "must be followed by other withdrawals from the West Bank as stipulated in the road map" - the U.S.-backed peace...
  • A DAY (a few days) IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (PHOTOS): 12.4-6.04

    12/06/2004 3:09:38 PM PST · by GretchenM · 183 replies · 4,185+ views, ^ | Monday December 6, 2004 | GretchenM
    Saturday, the president, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld and Condi Rice met with Pakistan's President Musharraf at the White House. Bush said, "We discussed international politics. I assured President Musharraf that there is an opportunity at hand to work toward the development of a Palestinian state and peace in the Middle East." He gave his radio address, saying, "We must do everything necessary to confront and defeat the terrorist threat, and that includes intelligence reform. By remaining focused and determined in these efforts, we will strengthen the safety of our citizens and defend our nation from harm." Vice President...
  • Jordan's king receives credentials of new Israeli ambassador

    09/07/2003 12:00:39 PM PDT · by anotherview · 111+ views
    Ha'aretz/The Associated Press ^ | 7 September 2003 | The Associated Press
    Jordan's king receives credentials of new Israeli ambassador By The Associated Press AMMAN - King Abdullah II received the credentials Sunday of Israel's new ambassador to Jordan, the official Petra news agency said. Yacov Hadas, 46, arrived in Jordan on Thursday to replace David Dadonn, who has been appointed Israel's ambassador to Mexico. Hadas, who was formerly the head of Israel's trade mission to Qatar, is Israel's fourth ambassador to Jordan since the two neighbors established relations after signing a peace treaty in 1994. Jordan was the second Arab country to exchange ambassadors with Israel after Egypt. Mauritania became the...
  • A time for Kings? or Monarchy in Iraq

    04/05/2003 2:38:38 PM PST · by traditionalist · 64 replies · 624+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2002 | David Pryce-Jones
    Washington is searching for a successor regime to Saddam Hussein. It is an exercise in political science. Can an even passably democratic government be devised to take the place of a dictator who has stripped his people of decency and trust in others? Iraqis of all sorts are putting themselves forward: dissidents and exiles, former army officers who fled from Saddam in fear of their lives, men of substance certainly. But how representative are they? Why should Iraqis have confidence in self-selected and evidently ambitious leaders whose legitimacy is questionable? This is where the Hashemite family comes in. The last...
  • Abdullah 'working closely' with Saddam

    08/03/2002 2:35:05 PM PDT · by veronica · 40 replies · 528+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08-03-02 | DOUGLAS DAVIS
    The Bush administration has acquired evidence that Jordan's King Abdullah II, once a cornerstone of US policy against Iraq, is in fact working closely with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, according to senior political sources here. The sources declined to indicate the precise nature of the evidence, but they say it is damning and irrefutable. Among the most sensational charges, they said, is that Abdullah has been passing sensitive American intelligence material to Saddam and that he has received substantial "gifts" from Baghdad. The sources allege that Abdullah is also "very handsomely rewarded" by Saddam for facilitating the passage of illicit,...
  • Abdullah and Clan from Amman to Aqaba; Gold, Valuables, Reserves to Europe

    04/21/2002 9:17:19 PM PDT · by crystalk · 10 replies · 242+ views
    DEBKA | 4-21-02 | DEBKA
    Amman to Aqaba DEBKAfile Exclusive Reportp21 April: Jordan’s King Abdullah II flew to Cairo Sunday, April 21 to confer with President Hosny Mubarak of Egypt on the current Middle East crisis and the rising ferment in their countries. The two leaders are in close coordination on the problem of Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority. On Saturday, April 20, DEBKAfile first revealed the plan under discussion in Washington, Jerusalem, Cairo and Amman to shift Arafat to Gaza and restrict his rule to the Gaza Strip under close Egyptian supervision, leaving the West Bank under local Palestinian government and shared Jordanian...