Jordan


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 […]


Israel-Jordan Relations Appear Precarious After Series Of Attacks

According to CNN, following a shooting at an Israeli embassy Sunday that killed two Jordanians and injured an Israeli, tensions between Israel and Jordan have risen further. The BBC reports that one of the two who died was the attacker, Mohammed Zakaria al-Jawawdeh, a 17-year-old who was shot after stabbing an embassy […]


Trump And Putin: The Commanders-In-Chief

The latest congregation of the most powerful nations of the world, which has been dubbed the G20, has rounded up in the German city of Hamburg with Heads of States and governments failing to convince America’s President Donald Trump to come back to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. However, attention […]


US Fighter Jet ‘Shoots Down’ An Armed Drone In Syria

An American F-15 fighter jet has brought down a pro-regime drone in Syria after it opened fire on coalition forces. This is according to officials from the coalition. This event marks an escalation of tension in the war-ravished country. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this unfortunate incident which occurred […]


Jordan Takes Strides Toward Abolishing Law That Pardons Rapists Who Marry Their Victims

Jordan is over halfway toward abolishing a law that pardoned rapists if they married their victim, but activists in Jordan recognize there is one key legal hurdle still to overcome. The law, Article 308 of Jordan’s half-century old Penal Code, states that “if a correct marriage contract is concluded” between […]


The Two-State Solution And Its Alternatives In 2017

What is the significance of the two-state solution in 2017? UN Resolutions dating back to 1974 have called for the ‘Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine’ through the establishment of the two-state solution. The two-state solution proposes that in order to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict ‘two states for two […]