Jordan Is Palestine: So What? The Conference Review Part I

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  1. What evidence do you have to support this statement? “There is widespread dissatisfaction with the Jordanian monarchy because the king and his family drain the resources of the country, leaving a large proportion of the population to suffer in poverty.”

    Also, it bears noting that the excuses given by the organizers for Zahran’s non-appearance don’t wash. It is more likely he was afraid of being slammed with a libel suit the minute he landed. Not without reason.

    • Sheri Oz says:

      I have added citations from the academic literature to support that statement. It is not something Mudar invented. Regarding Mudar’s non-appearance, I will relate to that and other issues that pertain to the man in my second article in this 3-part series.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I remained quiet about all that was written about him and the conference until I was able to be there myself and synthesize all that I have heard and seen.

  2. I’ll look to your continuing Posts on this subject. Thank you for the forgoing.

    • Sheri Oz says:

      Glad you found it interesting — I know I learned a lot and could only put a bit of that on this post.

  3. anneinpt says:

    Very interesting Sheri. I know so little about Jordan. You’ve whetted my appetite for more. Looking forward to your next posts.

    Do you know why some of the speakers didn’t speak? Was a reason given?

  4. Larry says:

    In my vague memory, I seem to remember a journalist saying: “yesterday I was Jordanian and now I am Palestinian” circa 1968. nyone remember anything like this?

    • Sheri Oz says:

      I do not remember such a thing. But given the fact that Jordan revoked the passports of those living in J&S after the region was lost in the 6 Day War, it makes sense.

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