Tuesday, July 11, 2006


TWO STOOGES

Jordan enjoys the warmest ties with Israel and has close security cooperation since a peace treaty in 1994.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have much contact with Palestinian Jordanians, Tony? What is the general feeling about Jordan's 'Peace' Treaty with Israel? I would assume that it is widely resented - as are the Hashemi family in general - but maybe I'm wrong?

Tony said...

No, you are not wrong. Not just Palestinians in Jordan, but most Jordanians detest the "peace" treaty with Israel, as well as the puppet king and his Hashemite dynasty. Opposition parties, to the extent permitted by the police state, have been demanding the end of diplomatic and trade relations with Israel. Very little freedom of expression is allowed in Jordan. Last week an attempt to stage a rally in support of the Palestinians and in opposition to Israeli attacks, was crushed by force. At least a dozen were arrested and several were wounded.

The repression in Jordan has reached unprecedented levels.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your reply.

I've heard similar things about Egypt, though again, not sure how reliable the reports are. Apparantly, the ME have said that if they were ever elected, they would put the Camp David 'Peace' Accords to a national referendum. However, since Mubarak will make sure the MB never get anywhere near elections, I guess we'll never have any reliable info. on just how unpopular Camp David is with 'ordinary' Egyptians.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your reply.

I've heard similar things about Egypt, though again, not sure how reliable the reports are. Apparantly, the ME have said that if they were ever elected, they would put the Camp David 'Peace' Accords to a national referendum. However, since Mubarak will make sure the MB never get anywhere near elections, I guess we'll never have any reliable info. on just how unpopular Camp David is with 'ordinary' Egyptians.

As'ad said...

They started the "cooperation" long before the peace treaty.