Topic: Kingdom of Jordan
Al Jazeera's release this week of the so-called 'Palestine papers' – a collection of secret documents from the past decade of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations – revealed a US suggestion made in 2008 that Palestinian refugees be permanently resettled in Chile and Argentina. The disclosure was a slap in the face to the many Palestinian refugees and descendants – the UN Relief and Works Agency estimates at least 4.7 million worldwide – hoping to eventually return to what is now Israel. But it wasn't the first time the idea of permanent resettlement has been floated. Here are some of the countries proposed as permanent resettlement locations.
01/25/2011 04:28 pm
Nationwide protests in Jordan have focused mainly on economic issues. But the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to make them a catalyst for political reform.
01/21/2011 02:07 pm
Maybe. But there are unique conditions at play in each regional state.
01/18/2011 12:26 pm
A number of copycat self-immolations across the Middle East are raising questions about whether the protests that drove Tunisia's Ben Ali could soon threaten other Arab autocrats.
01/18/2011 08:55 am
What I'm reading this morning.
01/18/2011 08:11 am
That's the question posed by Jennifer Rubin, a conservative blogger for the Washington Post.
01/17/2011 05:07 pm
The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia is being driven by flesh and blood and conditions on the ground, not because WikiLeaks 'revealed' to Tunisians the real face of a government they'd lived with their whole lives.
01/15/2011 05:17 pm
Tunisian protests serve as a red flag for other Arab autocracies, such as Egypt, where protesters yesterday called for President Mubarak to get on a plane, too.
01/15/2011 04:14 pm
Tunisian protesters are celebrating the ouster of President Ben Ali, and looking forward to establishing a democracy. But the corrupt and powerful system that Ben Ali built is still in place.
01/14/2011 07:46 pm
The Monitor's View Ouster of Tunisia president: An opportunity for Arab autocrats to respond to the people
The Arab world nervously watches Tunisia as protests force a longstanding repressive ruler to flee. Is revolution in the air?
01/14/2011 02:49 pm