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Nima Habashneh: A Woman Who Fought for Equal Rights in Jordan
Rana F. Sweis
"It's easier to fight cancer than to fight an archaic mindset." Those were Nima Habashneh's last words on camera before she passed away this week. The 55-year-old Jordanian spent her last decade fighting for the rights of Jordanian women to pass on their citizenship to their spouses and children.
Islamic Scholars Approve Visit to Jerusalem
A visit to Jerusalem by everyone and anyone that can is a small first step in the direction of showing solidarity with the city and its Palestinian Arab heroes.
Fake Plastic Souks: The Glory Years
Director of Media Unlimited in Lebanon
The View From Jordan
Rana F. Sweis
Jordanians living outside of Amman return to their homes feeling discouraged. They understand what they don't have. They continue to believe that where they are born defines who they are.
Jordan's Citizens Show Maturity during Election Season
The results of the elections of the 16th Jordanian parliament have brought a number of surprises, all pointing out the simple fact that the wise Jordanian public is not given enough credit.
Palestinian Suffering Crossing the Bridge Continues
Once again the summer heat is upon us. And once again, people's anguish, and appeals at the overcrowded King Hussein Bridge are melting as quickly as an ice cream cone in the Jordan Valley's high temperatures.
Daniel Pearl Act Identifies Violations of Press Freedom Globally
With little fanfare in Washington and with few countries in the world noticing, President Barack Obama signed into law an act that will hold governments all around the world accountable for violations of human rights.
Biden's Amman Meeting: Another Problem for Americans?
Any reform in Jordan must include major political forces. The Biden meeting flop has underscored that the sensitivities of the Jordanian political debate must be taken seriously.
Worrying for America
Rana F. Sweis
In the past Americans wanted to talk to me about creating job opportunities for frustrated, unemployed Arabs. This time, American friends worried about losing their jobs turned to me for comfort.
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