Jordan


‘The Children Of Jordanian Women’: Jordan’s Sub-Class Of ‘Non-Citizens’

Under the status quo, Jordanian citizenship is patrilineal, such that a child born to a Jordanian mother and a foreign national father is considered a non-citizen. This generation of ‘abna’ al-urduniyat,’ or ‘the children of Jordanian women,’ are increasingly ostracized in Jordanian society. Unable to access the basic rights, freedoms, […]


17 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Forces During Land Day Protests

This past Friday marked the onset of a six-week protest in Gaza, nicknamed the Great March of Return. This major demonstration commemorated the 42nd anniversary of Land Day, an incident in 1976 when six unarmed Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces while protesting the government’s decision to expropriate two thousand […]


Evacuation Of Critically Sick Patients From Syrian Rebel-Held Enclave In Eastern Ghouta

In December 2017, the United Nations pushed for the immediate evacuation of critically sick children and patients from the besieged Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Over the past few weeks the process of evacuation has begun; however, the lives of hundreds of people requiring immediate medical attention remains uncertain. […]


Does The General Assembly Rejection Of Trump’s Jerusalem Move Signal The End Of US Dominance?

On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution that was co-sponsored by Turkey and Yemen, condemning US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the emergency session, 128 countries voted in favour of the non-binding resolution, 9 voted against the resolution and 35 abstained from the vote. […]


Israel’s Plans To Shut Down Al Jazeera Decried By Organizations And Journalists Worldwide

On August 6th, Israel’s Communication Minister Ayoob Kara announced his plans to withdraw the credentials of Al Jazeera’s Arabic and English journalists and close down its Jerusalem bureau. The Doha-based news channel has been active in Israel-Palestine since 1996, but has recently been accused of ‘incitement’ by Prime Minister Benjamin […]


Another “Marry-Your-Rapist” Law Falls, This Time In Jordan

On August 1st, the Jordanian government voted to repeal Article 308, a provision of the law that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims and stay with them for at least three years, as long as the victim is between the ages of 15 and 18, of […]