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A Palestinian spring for Jordan?

Jordan's King Abdullah is worried about the Arab Spring making its way to his doorstep.Speaking to The Washington Post, King Abdullah of Jordan urged Israel to jump-start peace negotiations with the Palestinians; otherwise, he said, “Israel will have to choose between democracy and apartheid.”

While Israel-bashing by Abdullah is nothing new, this “apartheid alert” from a regime based on apartheid policies against a Palestinian majority is shocking.

Abdullah’s attempts to publicly bash Israel, desperately sponsor born-dead peace talks, and welcome Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Amman, all indicate that Abdullah is worried about the Arab Spring making its way to his doorstep.

While Abdullah’s kingdom has been witnessing a much calmer tone of protest, nonetheless, they are regular and could grow into a revolution if the Palestinians join in (which so far they have not).



Added: Mar-3-2012 Occurred On: Mar-3-2012
By: gatyair
Regional News, Politics, Other Middle East, Religion
Tags: King Abdullah, Jordan, apartheid
Location: Amman, Amman, Jordan (load item map)
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