Point of View Archive
  • »Two Main Concerns of Jordan

    Tue 16 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    Two issues top all Jordanian concerns, now and in the future; the economy and the Syrian situation.
    Prior to those two, political reforms took lead, and will soon be successfully concluded with the recent adoption of demanded legislations regarding...
  • »Resettlement, and the Game of Anticipation

    Tue 16 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    Suddenly, talk has shifted from the London Syrian refugee support conference and its outcomes in regards to supporting Jordan in the its difficult task, to prioritising the obsession, or "phobia", of the so-called "resettlement of Syrian refugees"...
  • »Why Go Back Now?

    Tue 16 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    Benjamin Netanyahu is lying to of Israeli Supreme Court, as he tries to confirm that Jordan has given up on ​​buying Israeli gas. What he is really attempting to do is, in fact, pressure the court to close the case against his government on the...
  • »Israel's Only Solution for Syria

    Mon 15 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    The Israelis kept a mysterious position regarding the Syrian crisis for a long period of time. Early into the beginning of the conflict, Israeli Intelligence advised the US administration against direct intervention to overthrow Syrian President...
  • »Jordan's "Sponsorship of Daraa"

    Mon 15 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    According to Andrew Harper —representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are approximately 70 thousand Syrians fleeing Daraa to villages bordering with Jordan. Many fear a significant rise in the number of...
  • »Shellings in Ramtha are the Least of Our Concerns

    Sun 14 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    Shells landing on houses in Ramtha yesterday indicate the cease-fire that stood for months in Syria along their southern borderline with Jordan has collapsed completely.
    During the last week of July 2015, a few Syrian shells landed within Jordanian...
  • »Poverty and Unemployment.. Figures Steadfast

    Sun 14 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    The new figures on poverty and unemployment in the Kingdom were reluctantly kept unpublished by the government until earlier today —and they are seriously troubling. The percentage of Jordanians living in poverty according to the department of...
  • »The Tragedy of Syria

    Sat 13 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    I went back to a document produced by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, published in yesterday issue of Al Ghad’s Newspaper, summing up the effects of the Syrian crisis over the past year, 2015.
    Once you are done reviewing the report, it...
  • »The Legitimate Concerns of Jordanians

    Sat 13 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    Generally speaking, two main questions concern Jordanians today —questions that very much touch on concrete aspects of their reality. The first is related to the expected huge influx of Syrian refugees over the coming period, especially in the...
  • »Between 'Daesh' and The State of Citizenship

    Wed 10 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    I listened with great concern to a lecture by Professor Munqith Dagher, who is an Iraqi expert specialised in opinion polls in Iraq —particularly in the regions controlled by ISIS. And although it is difficult to conduct such surveys, this...
  • »Three Months of Hell

    Wed 10 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    An official at the American Department of State did less to deny John Kerry’s statements than to stress it was off record. Implicitly confirming the dangerous statements made to a number of Syrian activists on the side-lines of the latest...
  • »‘Positive engagement’… apparently easy, but elusive

    Tue 1 December / Dec 2015. 09:41 AM
    Despite the limitations of the current parliament's ability to affect change to people's lives because of its structure brought about by the "one man, one vote" law, the Parliamentary Initiative (PI) bloc managed to make a breakthrough.
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