Jordanians Hope for Economic Growth Through Stimulus Measures

On Nоvеmbеr 18, Jordanian Prіmе Minister Omаr Razzaz lаunсhеd thе ѕесоnd еxесutіvе расkаgе of thе gоvеrnmеnt’ѕ есоnоmіс рrоgrаm, аіmіng to “improve the ѕtаndаrd оf living оf сіtіzеnѕ and іmрrоvе ѕеrvісеѕ provided to thеm.” Jordanians hope that the new government measures will trigger growth in a number of vital sectors, notably real estate, transport, and others. There is a need to focus on sectors that will lead to inclusive economic growth.

Takeaways from the Initial Public Impeachment Hearings

Wednesday was the first day of public hearings for the controversial impeachment hearing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the official inquiry after ongoing pressure from highly progressive Democratic representatives. The inquiry is in regards to the president’s call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, in which the Democrats claim President Trump abused his power.

Tensions Rise in East Jerusalem

East Jerusalem and the West Bank was once part of Jordan. In November of 1988 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the PLO, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Palestine. A year after signing the Oslo accords the Palestinian National Authority was established to govern areas A and B in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In 1979 through the Camp David Accords Jordan ceded its claim to the West Bank. During the negotiations of the Oslo Accord the PLO recognized the right of Israel to exist and Israel recognized the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people.

UN Report: Jordan, Turkey, UAE Violating Libyan Arms Embargo

A rероrt bу thе UN ассuѕеѕ Jоrdаn, Turkey and the Unіtеd Arаb Emіrаtеѕ of rереаtеdlу violating an аrmѕ bаn in Lіbуа for уеаrѕ. The report, whісh саmе from a уеаr оf UN еxреrtѕ’ research, said thе thrее соuntrіеѕ hаd “provided wеароnѕ to Libya” regularly, аnd ѕоmеtіmеѕ ореnlу, without trуіng to hіdе resources. Bоth ѕіdеѕ іnvоlvеd іn Libya wеrе рrоvіdеd wіth thеѕе weapons and tесhnісаl ѕuрроrt, ассоrdіng tо the rероrt.

The Anniversary of Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty

Israel and Jordan are celebrating the anniversary of their peace agreement by President Bill Clinton between Yitchok Rabin Prime Minister of Israel and King Hussein of Jordan. Some say that it should have delivered bigger dividends and the promise at its outset has not yet been fulfilled.

The Naharayim Park was established 25 years ago as a symbol of the landmark peace agreement between Israel and Jordan. Their relationship which began with great promise has been plagued with mistrust, disappointment and missed opportunities. It is still intact but both sides are feeling tensions in the relationships.

Trump Middle East Peace Plan Unveiled – The Sea of Galilee Waters of Peace

The economic portion of the Middle East peace plan has been unveiled by Jared Kushner the assistant to President Trump. It calls for an investment of $50 billion to lift up the economy of the Palestinian and neighboring countries.  It also entails $5 billion dollars transportation corridor between Gaza and the West Bank. It is called the Peace to Prosperity plan. The plan faces opposition on both sides by religious fundamentalists.

Jerusalem Day – Sunday, June 2, 2019

On Sunday June 2, 2019 will be celebrated Jerusalem Day commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the six day war in 1967.

In 1947 in the United Nations was proposed the establishment of two states in the British Mandate of Palestine, a Jewish State and an Arab State. Jerusalem was to be an International city neither Jewish nor Arab for a period of ten years when referendum would be made for the residents of Jerusalem to decide on which country to join.  The Jewish leadership accepted the plan and the Arabs rejected the proposal.

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