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Category Archives: Jordan

'As The Arabs See The Jews'

Written by King Abdullah Al Hussein of Jordan, this essay was published in The American Magazine in November 1947, only six months before the zionist entity declared itself a state. … Continue reading

27 February, 2009 · 1 Comment

Why Palestine Matters By Roger H. Lieberman

Thanks as well as a hat tip to the great ladies at Jordan Journals for making this article available. Unless you have a print subscription to the Jordan Times, this … Continue reading

13 July, 2007 · 6 Comments

Jonathan Cook on Divide and Rule — A Tale of Two Occupations

In Divide and Rule, Israeli-Style: Can the Arab World be Turned into Gaza’s Jailers? ( and Counterpunch, June 26, 2007), Jonathan Cook has written another grim but worthwhile article on … Continue reading

28 June, 2007 · 4 Comments

Poll charts attitudes in the Middle East

Jim Lobe reports on an interesting recent multicountry public opinion poll of the Middle East in IPS (8 Feb). There are many significant and heartening findings, including that majorities in … Continue reading

10 February, 2007 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"