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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hillary Clinton: Jordan's future 'uncertain'

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told a group of college students this week that the future of the Jordanian monarchy is 'uncertain.'
Any lasting peace deal is probably out of reach until Israel and the Palestinians "know what happens in Syria and will Jordan remain stable," Clinton said in an exchange with college students and others in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
It is very rare for American leaders to acknolwedge that the Western-oriented monarchy in Jordan, a key U.S. partner in the Middle East and powerful peace broker, may fall. The monarchy escaped the tumult of the Arab Spring and is atempting reforms, but its future is an open question, as Clinton intimated.
Jordan was the second Arab state to make peace with Israel, after Egypt, and is an important go-between with Palestinians and other Sunni Arab states.
According to Jordanian opposition leader Mudar Zahran, Clinton's statement was based on a report circulating in Washington, and did not come from nowhere.

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At 8:09 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

If Jordan fails Hillary will of course blame that on the Jews too.

At 3:50 AM, Blogger pre-Boomer Marine brat said...

Clinton's statement is correct, but is hardly rocket science.

I, however, would take Zahran as a source with a grain of salt. He's Palestinian and not a fan of the Hashemite monarchy. I don't know if he's more-or-less Black September, but the Mukhabarat did run him out of Jordan.

Given a choice he would love to see the monarchy turned into a Palestinian-run state.

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Neshama said...

Can you advertise this: Judea-Samaria regional leaders have decided to continue their constant vigil in front of the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, they announced Sunday, despite calls to support Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as terror attacks on Israelis continue.

The chiefs even escalated the stakes somewhat, calling on the general public to protest en masse.

"On Tuesday, we call on the public make a huge rally in front of the Prime Minister's Residence," they said. "The demonstration will take place in light of the wave of terror attacks, and will be entitled, 'Israel is united in combating terrorism.'"


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