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‘Hashemite custodianship of Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites is a sacred duty’

Sep 29,2015 – JORDAN TIMES Following is the full text of His Majesty King Abdullah’s speech at the 70th Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday:  In the name of God, most Compassionate, most Merciful, Mr President, Mr Secretary General, Your Excellencies: Thank you. It is an honour to stand […]

Invisible victims

Nov 16,2015 – JORDAN TIMES Everyone made nice when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington last week. It was make up time. The administration sought to demonstrate that despite what the president referred to as their “minor difference” over the Iran deal, there were no remaining hard feelings. Three quarters of the Congress welcomed Netanyahu […]

‘UNRWA to continue serving Palestinian refugees despite regional turmoil’

By Laila Azzeh – Nov 16,2015 – Last updated at Nov 16,2015 JORDAN TIMES DEAD SEA — UNRWA continues to offer a safe haven for Palestinian refugees, despite operating at a time of regional turmoil that complicates its mission, the agency’s commissioner general, Pierre Krahenbuhl, said Monday. After surviving a “chronic” budget deficit this summer […]


Europe Mislabels Israel

Source: The New York Times THIS week the European Commission announced guidelinessuggesting that Israeli products from areas that came under its control in 1967 be labeled “Israeli Settlement” products and not “Made in Israel” as they have been until now. The policy carves out a special legal rule for Israel, not only contradicting the European […]

‘No option’ for Palestinians, ‘but to fight for their rights’

Nov 11,2015 – Last updated at Nov 11,2015 JORDAN TIMES – by Michael Jansen Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington did not heal the rift with President Barack Obama over peacemaking with Palestinians or the Iranian nuclear agreement. But the two men met the press before a White House fireplace in order to project […]

Netanyahu Shows D.C. Liberals Why He’s the ‘Armor-plated Bullshitter’

Instead of admitting his opposition to a Palestinian state, Netanyahu twisted the concept beyond recognition. Peter Beinart Nov 11, 2015 12:57 PM Netanyahu: Issues of Jerusalem and Temple Mount are unsolvable Bennett blasts Netanyahu: Talk about ceding territory in midst of terror wave is reward for terrorists What a liberal think tank should ask Bibi […]

Boris Johnson banned from Palestinian charity visit after branding Israel boycott supporters ‘lefty academics’

The Conservative MP’s tour of Israel and the West Bank was ending in controversy today as Palestinian politicians also refused meetings Lizzie Dearden @lizziedearden \ Mayor of London Boris Johnson in a Palestinian cafe during a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, 11 November 2015. EPA Boris Johnson’s tour of Israel and the Palestinian […]


Netanyahu Retracts Assertion That Palestinian Inspired Holocaust

Source: New York Times JERUSALEM — After more than a week of local and international condemnation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel issued a statement on Friday retracting his accusation that it was a Palestiniancleric who gave Hitler the idea of annihilating Europe’s Jews during World War II. Mr. Netanyahu, criticized even by Israeli historians […]

Jordan urges world ‘to bear responsibility’ in halting Israeli aggression

By JT – Oct 17,2015 – AMMAN — Jordan on Friday condemned Israeli breaches in Al Haram Al Sharif and Al Aqsa Mosque, warning against any damage or alteration to the historic and religious heritage site in occupied Jerusalem. Jordan’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Dina Kawar underlined the urgent need to address the […]


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