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· April, 2007

Stories about Jordan from April, 2007

Arabeyes: On Selling a Palestinian Kidney and Changing the Israeli Flag

Do you want to know why a Palestinian wants to sell his kidney, or what had happened to the bicycle of a Lebanese blogger on September 10, 2001? What is...

Iraq: Satirical Stats

I have found a great Arabic Wiki called Beidipedia (lit. Eggepedia) about the Middle East in general but is predominantly focused upon Iraq, its approach is to present satirical items...

Iraq: More on Hamas Iraq

Abu Aardvark, aka Marc Lynch, links to an article by “Mohamed Abu Roman, one of the smartest Jordanian writers on Islamist issues, (who) turns his attention today to Hamas Iraq....

Arabeyes: Palestinian Jordanian Anyone?

Jordanian blogger Hareega is furious that people avoid discussing racism in his society. He is particularly angry about the discrimination Jordanians of Palestinian origin go through in a country he...

Jordan: Kuwait Planning $5bn Health City in Jordan

Jordanian blogger Naseem Al Tarawneh is excited that Kuwait is building a $5 billion medical city in Jordan. “This is a project I’d like to see implemented in Jordan, especially...

Jordan: Yacoubian Building

Jordanian blogger Natasha Tynes, who lives in the US, had the chance to watch Egyptian movie Yacoubian Building and gives us her thoughts on it here. “The person introducing the...

Jordan: Al Jazeera Interview Confiscated

Iraqi blogger Lady Bird claims that Jordanian authorities confiscated a tape containing an interview with Jordan's Prince Hassan from Al Jazeera‘s offices because of worries of the comments he made...

Oman: Gay Marriages a Rumour

Omani blogger Nabhan Abdullatif gets the shock of his life when he hears a fellow student announce in class at his Jordan university that gay marriages are allowed in his...

Palestine: Christian Bookshop Bombed

Jordanian blogger Firas links to news reports about the bombing of a Christian bookshop in Gaza, Palestine.

Jordan: Car-less in Amman

Into the Wind contemplates how she will manage the traffic of Amman without her car: “Since I’m going to be car-less for over a week, I’m going to seize the...

Jordanian Blogosphere: An Iris Also Blooms

The seasons are moving forward, the weather is moving forward, and the clocks have all sprung forward for spring. But controversy is in the air these past few weeks on...

Palestine: Debating the Refugee Issue

Daoud Kuttab discusses bearing responsibility for the Palestinian refugee problem.

Jordan: Reconnecting in Amman

The Black Iris recounts the strange etiquette of homecoming…and the odd conversations required: “So no, I don’t feel obligated to “get together” or to “call you”. I don’t want to...

Jordan: Perceived Anti-Semitism

Jordanian blogger The Black Iris of Jordan points out how using the term “Jew” can feel like it is Anti-Semitic; as well as words like Judaism and Israel. “It is...

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