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Pet0581 4 0603 King Receives Moroccan Parliament Speaker Amman, Feb. 23 (Petra)-- His Majesty King Abdullah II stressed the importance of exerting more efforts to resume the peace process in the Middle East. During a meeting with Moroccan Parliament Speaker Abdul Wahed Al Radi and his accompanying delegation on Thursday, King Abdullah II said that the next period is very important for the future of the Palestinian issue, therefore, all the involved parties must work together to restore peace and security in the region. His Majesty reaffirmed Jordan's support to the Palestinian people to help them overcome the difficulties, particularly in the economic fields, adding that one of the challenges that the Arab nation faces is the situation in Iraq which requires from all Arab countries to work together to help the Iraqi people strengthen the security and stability in Iraq. The King pointed at the necessity of the coordination between Jordan and Morocco to show the true image about Islam and to fight the campaigns that defame it, reviewing, in this respect, the contents of Amman Message. In the presence of Parliament Speaker Abdul Hadi Majali, His Majesty the King stressed the importance of enhancing the Jordanian-Moroccan relations, especially in the parliamentary fields. King Abdullah II praised the Moroccan parties' experiment, affirming that Jordan is looking forward to have Jordanian parties with strong political and economic programs to deal with the various challenges and to take the interest of Jordan and its people into their consideration. Talks also touched to the bilateral efforts to enhance the Arab joint work. King Abdullah pointed at the importance of developing the bilateral cooperation to support youth and to fight poverty among their sectors, especially that half of the population in Jordan and Morocco are under 18 years. For his part, Radi praised the efforts exerted by His Majesty to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East and to present the true image about Islam. He also hailed the King's endeavors for supporting the Arab solidarity, finding a just and comprehensive solution for the Palestinian issue, and for prevailing security and stability in Iraq. //Petra// Ashkar 231739 Local FEB 2006 
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King Calls for Launching Program to Support Applied Scientific Research</STRONG>
Pet0767 4 0372 King Calls for Launching Program to Support Applied Scientific Research Amman, Feb. 23(Petra)-- His Majesty King Abdullah II called for launching a program to support the applied scientific researches for the post graduate students and scholars. During his visit to King Abdullah II Fund for Development, the King stressed the importance of developing researches in Jordan in cooperation with King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and the Jordanian universities. The King also highlighted the necessity of benefiting from expertise of the international research institutions and institutionalizing cooperation with those institutions so as to enable Jordanian students abroad to conduct applied researches in Jordan with a view to promote the culture of the applied scientific research. His Majesty also pointed that the living and economic circumstances require intensifying efforts and launching developmental projects in the governorates to fight poverty and unemployment. '' Supporting youth tops Jordan's priorities,'' the King added, expressing pride over the Fund's programs, which aim at supporting youth, promoting their participation in the public life, enhancing the culture of creativity and distinction On the other hand, King Abdullah expressed thanks to the Fund's board of trustees over their efforts in developing the march of the Fund. For his part, head of the Fund's Board of Trustees Faisal Fayez thanked the King over his support to the Fund's programs. //Petra// 232225 Local FEB 2006 
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Pet0540 4 0172 King Receives Phone Call for Israeli Prime Minister Amman, Feb. 23 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday received a phone call from Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in which he apologized for King Abdullah and the Jordanian people over the statements against Jordan from the Commander of the Central Region in Israel. Olmert expressed condemnation over these statements which were reported by a number of news agencies, adding that they do not represent the Israeli government nor the Israeli official stand. The Israeli prime minister expressed appreciation over the efforts exerted by His Majesty King Abdullah to restore peace and stability in the region. //Petra// Shniqat 231713 Local FEB 2006 
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Pet0761 4 0343 King Meets Dignitaries of Balqa Tribes Amman, Feb. 23(Petra)-- His Majesty King Abdullah II highlighted the importance of unifying efforts to face the problems of poverty and unemployment. During his meeting on Thursday with dignitaries of Balqa tribes at the Hashemite Royal Court, the King affirmed the role of the local community's contributions in drawing plans and strategies that aim at creating projects and programs to confront unemployment. The King also called on members of these tribes to contribute to supporting national efforts in facing poverty and unemployment through providing proposals, adding that education and qualifying citizens is a priority. He also underlined the importance of enrolling the unemployed citizens in the programs of the vocational training with a view to provide them with skills and help them find jobs. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit, President of the Royal Court Salem Turk, King's advisor for tribal affairs Sharif Fawwaz Zaben Abdullah, Deputy Prime Minister Zeyad Fareez, and Foreign Minister Abdel llah Khatib. A number of dignitaries delivered speeches in which they pointed to the wise Hashemite leadership. They also valued King Abdullah's efforts in clarifying the true image of Islam. Dignitaries also presented a briefing on requests and concerns of Balqa tribes. //Petra// 232105 Local FEB 2006 
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:37 AM
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you're right, the Saudis have probably even less support than the Jordanian Monarchy.

The real power lies in the hands on the Mut'awa.
Mutawa are used by the monarchy as a means of control - very symbiotic relationship going on there.
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Mutawa are used by the monarchy as a means of control - very symbiotic relationship going on there.
A very fragile relationship, they turn a blind eye to much of the Monrchy's shenanigans to retain their own power.
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Yes,thanks for posting the article,and pointing the things how they happen really,and not how some want to show them or to see them.
I think you'll find that the rules of the board don't permit posting an article in full. It's not quite as much of a conspiracy as you'd like it to be.
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:12 PM
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A very fragile relationship, they turn a blind eye to much of the Monrchy's shenanigans to retain their own power.
As the king is the guardian of the two holy places and top dog, I think you will find that he is above reproach as long as it is kept outside the strictly controlled press then it all runs smoothly. It is all done behind closed doors and the Mutawa don't run the joint. King and Muttawa need each other.
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:16 PM
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I think you'll find that the rules of the board don't permit posting an article in full. It's not quite as much of a conspiracy as you'd like it to be.
Anyone who has ever lived in the ME for any length of time knows that the place is alive with conspiracy theories. Just an interesting slant on the article.
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Does she has brothers or sisters??
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:14 PM
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Oil and the future of where the US will be getting it is a HUGE isssue here in the US. In many of the midwest states, legislation is passing at lightning speed to improve/make more available alternative fuel sources--derivatives from various plant products. It's still going to be a long evolution though. For some reason, even though they saw them developing, politicians perhaps didn't adequately plan for the oil needs of countries like China.

Forgive the ignorance but does Jordan simply not have any oil whatsoever? As other ME countries have so much, I've wondered why that is or if it does but just hasn't tapped its potential?


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Jordan may not have the buffers, but I doubt Jordanians feel that their country is dispensible. You dont see many Jordanians on this board making such statements. Just because they're not wealthy doesnt mean they dont have pride their nation. Lots of countries have been in worse shape and pulled through. So have Jordanian monarchs like King Hussein.
And like i said, oil isn't much of a buffer for the SA or the other oil-rich arab states because even these countries are realizing that its not going to last nearly as long, hence the efforts to modernize and develop in places like the Gulf.
The importance of oil from these nations is exaggerated. The US is increasingly leaning towards looking to other sources, and countries. US politicians already have their eyes on the vast oil fields in Alberta, Canada.
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:32 PM
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Very true; technology has changed things considerably. King Hussein also had that undefinable quality, "charisma," which he employed to great effect. Even those who complained "he did not just straddle the fence; he was the fence," still admitted to succumbing to his charm. People who interacted with him said he was capable of lighting up an entire room with his personality and infectious smile and humor. It would be hard for anyone to follow in his footsteps; I think KA tries but somehow--apart from the family shots--he often seems so stern and a bit distant IMO. But I also have to keep in mind he was plunged into this after 30 years of assuming he'd be a prince and a member of the army, not the King. And, yes, thanks to the incessant press and internet, images of him are broadcasted within minutes worldwide. This was not the case with King Hussein. I think there was a bit more control in terms of being able to moderate one's image.

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King Hussein did pull through, you are right Humera but the world was a different place back then. People weren't so politicized, no internet etc to disseminate a lot of info and let's face it Sidi was respected, which many people do not feel the same towards his son.
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Very true; technology has changed things considerably. King Hussein also had that undefinable quality, "charisma," which he employed to great effect. Even those who complained "he did not just straddle the fence; he was the fence," still admitted to succumbing to his charm. People who interacted with him said he was capable of lighting up an entire room with his personality and infectious smile and humor. It would be hard for anyone to follow in his footsteps; I think KA tries but somehow--apart from the family shots--he often seems so stern and a bit distant IMO. But I also have to keep in mind he was plunged into this after 30 years of assuming he'd be a prince and a member of the army, not the King. And, yes, thanks to the incessant press and internet, images of him are broadcasted within minutes worldwide. This was not the case with King Hussein. I think there was a bit more control in terms of being able to moderate one's image.
I think you are right Maryshawn, KA does try but he just keeps missing the mark. I think ones personality is inherently the same whether one is a soldier or a king - your basic personality doesn't change and I do believe that KA has totally cracked down on the press in Jordan. The measures are somewhat draconian in Jordan with prison sentences handed out for those who make any criticism, the King has made Jordan into a place where he is beyond reproach (publicly anyhow). KA and QR control everything that is written and broadcast about them in Jordan, outside the country they are usually on a charm offensive talking about democracy and individual freedom etc which is lacking for their own people. KA probably has more control over what is said and projected than King Hussein ever did.
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King Hassan was recently in India I believe and Princess Sarvath has been busy with the fundraising for the Kashmir Earthquake, as has Prince Rashid.

I suggest you check their thread for the latest on them.
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King Receives Assistant of Iranian President</STRONG>
Pet0744 4 0396 King Receives Assistant of Iranian President Amman, Feb. 26 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday received Assistant of Iranian President and head of the Cultural and Tourist Heritage Organization in Iran Mohammad Mashay who conveyed the regards of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadi Najad and his keenness to enhance the bilateral cooperation. King Abdullah reiterated, during the meeting which was attended by Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib, that there are many opportunities the two countries can benefit form to enhance their ties, especially in the economic, tourist and cultural domains. The King noted to his visit to Iran three years ago, in which he discussed ways of enhancing the bilateral ties, particularly in the field of encouraging religious tourism. As for situation in Iraq, King Abdullah re-stressed his condemnation for targeting religious shrines and tombs, considering this act as non accepted and insulting for all Muslims. His Majesty noted to the responsibility of Jordan, Iran and Iraq's neighboring countries in supporting the political process in Iraq and efforts exerted by Iraqis to restore security and keep unity of Iraq. For his part, the Iranian official hailed the efforts exerted by Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah, to achieve solidarity among Islamic countries and serve the issues of Islamic world. He also expressed his country's keenness to establish strong relations with Jordan, especially in the cultural domains and religious tourism. //Petra// Shniqat 261641 Local FEB 2006 
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Pet0790 4 0632 King Receives Speakers of Lebanese and Yemeni Parliaments Amman, Feb. 26 (Petra)-- His Majesty King Abdullah II, during a meeting with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berry on Sunday, affirmed Jordan's keenness to remain Lebanon strong and united to be a capable of surmounting the hard circumstances. The King stressed that the Lebanese-Syrian discord must be resolved throughout dialogue and understanding to get the relations between the two countries improved for the interest of both nations. His Majesty expressed Jordan's confidence that the international investigation on the assassination of Rafiq Harriri must take its course to prevail the truth, pointing at the importance of continuing the communications between the Jordan and Lebanon to help Lebanon exceed the crisis. For his part, Berry expressed appreciation for His Majesty over his concern about the Lebanese issue and over his keenness to enhance the bilateral relations. In the presence of Speaker of the Parliament Abdul Hadi Majali, Berri briefed the King on the latest developments in Lebanon, stressing the importance of the dialogue between all Lebanese parties to discuss the issues of disagreement. He declared, in this respect, that he has launched an initiative to solve the Lebanese crisis. Berri said that he supports the international investigation committee till the end of its mission, expressing hope that the Lebanese-Syrian issue will not lead to the rupture of relations between the two countries. On the other hand, His Majesty King Abdullah II received Yemeni Speaker of Parliament Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani and discussed with him means of enhancing bilateral relations in the various fields. During the meeting, His Majesty reviewed the latest developments in the region, stressing the important role of the Arab Parliamentary Union to defend the challenges that face the Nation, defame its identity and religion, and prevent its progress. The King expressed hope that the Arab Summit, which will be held in Sudan next month, will come up with results that serve the Arab joint work. The Yemeni official delivered to the King the best regards of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. He praised the prosperity that Jordan had achieved in the various fields, expressing his country's willingness to benefit from the Jordanian experiment. //Petra// Ashkar 261703 Local FEB 2006 
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BEIRUT: Jordan's King Abdullah II expressed full support for the Lebanese national dialogue, which Speaker Nabih Berri has called to start on March 2 in Parliament.
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Pet0392 4 0131 King Congratulates President of Uganda For Papers Use Only ================== Amman, Feb. 27(Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II sent a cable on Monday to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda congratulating him in his name and on behalf of the Jordanian people and government on the occasion of his Re-election as President of Uganda. King Abdullah wished the President continued good health and happiness and the people of Uganda further progress and prosperity. //Petra// Ashkar 271347 Local FEB 2006 
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Pet0388 4 0129 King Congratulates President of Dominican For Papers Use Only ================== Amman, Feb. 27(Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II sent a cable on Monday to President Leonel Fernandez Reyna of the Dominican Republic congratulating him in his name and on behalf of the Jordanian people and government on the occasion of his country's National Day. King Abdullah wished the President continued good health and happiness and the people of Dominican further progress and prosperity. //Petra// Ashkar 271346 Local FEB 2006 
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King Hassan was recently in India I believe and Princess Sarvath has been busy with the fundraising for the Kashmir Earthquake, as has Prince Rashid.

I suggest you check their thread for the latest on them.
Surely you mean Prince Hassan????
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