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  • 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 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...
  • 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.”
  • Pope bows for Muslim Queen Rania of Jordan in latest display of breaking with tradition

    09/01/2013 7:03:45 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2013 | John Hutchinson
    The Pope has once again shown his willingness to break with tradition by bowing to Muslim royal Queen Rania of Jordan. As leader of the world's 1.2billion-strong Catholic community, protocol usually dictates that visitors bow to him when they meet him at the Vatican. But when Rania came to the Holy See with her husband King Abdullah II on Thursday, he inverted that formality by lowering his head to her. He made no discernible bow toward her husband, the king. The Jordanian royals were leaving following a private audience with the pope in his library. 'Francis behaves as he did...
  • Pope breaks with protocol by bowing to Queen Rania of Jordan

    08/30/2013 10:39:56 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 151 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8-31-2013 | Tom Kington
    As head of state at the Vatican, not to mention the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, protocol requires visitors to bow to him when they meet him at the Holy See. But Francis, who has made the forgetting of formalities a trademark of his papacy, bowed when he met a smiling Rania as she visited the Vatican with her husband King Abdullah II on Thursday. "Up until the 19th century visitors would kiss the pope's shoes, and the tradition is still that all visitors, women included, bow to him, but Francis behaves as he did before he became...
  • 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's King To Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Immediate Commitment To Two-State Solution

    05/14/2009 5:37:45 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 23 replies · 672+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 12 hours ago (7:00 AM, May 14, 2009) | Jamal Halaby
    Title: "Jordan King: Israel Must Accept Palestinian State". "AMMAN, Jordan (AP)--Jordan's king pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to immediately commit to the establishment of a Palestinian state, as he pursues a sweeping resolution of the Muslim world's conflicts with Israel".
  • Jordan king asks pope to reopen Muslim-Christian dialogue

    05/08/2009 2:22:33 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 22 replies · 602+ views
    YNet News ^ | May 8, 2009 | Staff
    Jordan's King Abdullah II welcomed Pope Benedict XVI in Amman on Friday and urged the kind to open reopen dialogue between the Muslim and Christian worlds.
  • Obama welcomes his first Arab leader to White House

    04/21/2009 10:23:20 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 12 replies · 602+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 4.21.09 | Tom A. Peter
    Amman, Jordan - At a critical juncture in the Arab-Israeli peace process, President Obama on Tuesday underscored his commitment to a two-state solution in his first private meeting with an Arab leader since taking office. King Abdullah II of Jordan, who arrived at the White House on Tuesday morning, in many ways represented the agenda of his allies in the Middle East. While many Arabs are hopeful that Mr. Obama's administration will turn a new page in the region, they have been waiting for the new president to clarify to what extent he will depart from his predecessor's policies. Top...
  • Jordan King Complains of Israeli Odors

    01/01/2007 10:38:58 AM PST · by chartnah · 50 replies · 1,366+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 1, 2007
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Jordanian King Abdullah II has complained of bovine odors coming from the Israeli side of the frontier along the countries' shared southern border, Israel's environment minister said Monday. Speaking to Israel Radio, Gideon Ezra said the smells, from a livestock quarantine facility, were blown across the frontier toward the king's palace in the town of Aqaba, on the Red Sea next to the Israeli town of Eilat. Jordanian officials contacted Israel last week and requested the odors be neutralized, Ezra said. Jordan and Israel, enemies for decades, signed a peace agreement in 1994 and now enjoy close...
  • King calls for stop in Israeli attacks on Lebanon (Thursday,13-Jul-2006)

    07/13/2006 9:09:31 PM PDT · by BossLady · 60 replies · 1,483+ views
    King Abdullah II Official Website ^ | July 13, 2006 | Royal Hashemite Court - Press Release
    Aqaba, 13/7/2006, (Communication & Information Division - Royal Hashemite Court) -- His Majesty King Abdullah called on Israel to stop attacks on Lebanon and condemned the attacks which have targeted Lebanese civilians and civilian infrastructure. His call came during a meeting today Lebanese MP Saadedinne Hariri who arrived in Aqaba from Alexandria, Egypt. Hariri said in remarks to the press that he had come on a short visit to Jordan to "ask the king to use his good relations with world leaders to bring about an end to the attacks on the Lebanese people." The King assured Hariri that his...
  • Jordanian King Calls on PM to Launch All-Out War on Islamic Militancy

    11/24/2005 9:56:55 AM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 31 replies · 954+ views
    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's King Abdullah II urged his new prime minister Thursday to launch an all-out war against Islamic militancy in the wake of the triple hotel bombings earlier this month that killed 63 people. In a letter to newly appointed Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit, Abdullah said the Nov. 9 bombings "increase our determination to stick to our reform and democratization process, which is irreversible." "At the same time, it reaffirms our need to adopt a comprehensive strategy to confront the Takfiri culture," Abdullah said, referring to the ideology adopted by Al Qaeda and other militants who condone the...
  • Jordan King Calls for All-Out War on Islamic Militancy

    11/24/2005 8:47:12 AM PST · by RouxStir · 14 replies · 696+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | 11-24-05 | Associated Press Story
    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's King Abdullah II urged his new prime minister Thursday to launch an all-out war against Islamic militancy in the wake of the triple hotel bombings earlier this month that killed 63 people. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,176646,00.html
  • Jordan's King: Bombings mark turning point in anti-terror policy

    11/12/2005 6:09:28 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 20 replies · 666+ views
    www.haaretzdaily.com ^ | 18:37 12/11/2005
    ast update - 18:37 12/11/2005 Jordan's King: Bombings mark turning point in anti-terror policy By The Associated Press Jordan's King Abdullah II threatened Saturday to crackdown on supporters of terrorists following this week's triple hotel bombings that killed at least 57 people. "The Black Wednesday crime marks a major turning point in our dealings with those who support or back terrorism," Abdullah told the state-run Petra news agency. "Whoever justifies terror acts or instigates them is a partner in the crime and we will never accept anyone who defends any ideology that supports violence and harming innocent people." Abdullah also...
  • Jordan's King Says U.S. Pressure Helped Push Changes in Middle East

    06/09/2005 6:38:01 PM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 2 replies · 266+ views
    TBO.com - AP News ^ | Jun 9, 2005 | Anna Johnson
    CHICAGO (AP) - Jordan's King Abdullah II said Thursday that pressure from the U.S. has helped push through changes in the Middle East, but added that only "homegrown" reforms are guaranteed of success. "I believe he (Bush) opened the door, but once you open the issue of reform, there's no way you can go back," Abdullah said during a speech at the University of Chicago during his two-day visit to the United States. He was responding to a question about recent developments in the Middle East, including Iraq's elections, Syria's withdrawal of forces from Lebanon and Israel's planned withdrawal from...
  • Jordanian king urges Iraqis to vote

    01/27/2005 10:01:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 652+ views
    Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wedneday affirmed that political, economic, administrative and social development is an integrated process and stressed the need to broaden public participation. "As political development is a gateway to the full participation of all segments of the grassroots and civil society institutions in the various aspects of the development process, I assert here that political development should start at the grassroots level, then move up to decision-making centers, and not vice-versa," King Abdullah said in a televised address to the nation. The King also stressed the necessity to reconsider the current administrative divisions of the Kingdom...
  • Jordanian King Calls for 'Marshall Plan' for Middle East

    06/11/2004 10:57:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies · 12,066+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 06-12-04 0050EDT | The Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) - Jordan's King Abdullah II wants a program for the Middle East modeled after the Marshall Plan, which is credited with saving postwar Europe from economic and political disarray. In an address Friday to business leaders, the king said he had approached U.S. leaders about such a project before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He says the attacks and subsequent problems they triggered overseas make it all the more pertinent. "The plan is needed now more than ever, to give people hope and offer them an alternative to hate and division," he told 500 people at...
  • The Social Construction of Atrocity: The New York Times and Abu Ghraib

    05/18/2004 11:03:34 AM PDT · by mrustow · 2 replies · 356+ views
    The Rant ^ | 18 May 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Sorry, Sorry, Sorry! On Thursday, May 6, Pres. Bush publicly apologized to Jordan’s King Abdullah II for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. I wasn’t aware that Abdullah was the king of Iraq. Apparently, when America screws up, our leader must apologize to any and every Moslem in the world, to people who exuberantly support torture, as long as it is carried out by Moslems. I must have missed King Abdullah II’s apology for the butchering of four American civilians in Falluja. King Abdullah is a “moderate, pro-U.S.” Arab, which means that his statements in support of genocidal...
  • Abu Ghraib: To Hell with Apologies

    05/10/2004 9:04:36 AM PDT · by mrustow · 64 replies · 1,518+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 10 May 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Last Thursday, Pres. Bush publicly apologized to Jordan's King Abdullah II for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. I wasn't aware that Abdullah was the king of Iraq. Apparently, when America screws up, our leader must apologize to any and every Moslem in the world. I must have missed King Abdullah II's apology for the butchering of four American civilians in Fallujah. King Abdullah is a "moderate, pro-U.S." Arab, which means that his statements on behalf of genocidal terrorists are couched in restrained tones, and with an Oxbridge accent. And while being abused by Congress during his testimony...
  • Mischief in High Places

    (From a) Speech by His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to commemorate the opening of The Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institute, Tel Aviv. May 13, 2002. Made possible by a generous founding grant from Mr. Haim Saban of Los Angeles, the Saban Center will permit the Brookings Institution to dramatically expand its research and analysis of Middle East policy issues at a time when the region has assumed a dominant position on the U.S. foreign policy agenda. MR. INDYK: Your Majesty, the last question is on Iraq. You'll be glad...