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Shame on Us

August 26, 2007

Written by Pheras Hilal Since the war on Iraq and the execution of Saddam Hussein, Iraqis’ conditions have been plummeting. Not only in Iraq itself, as its scorched earth everyday receives more and more martyrs, but also across the region, wherever Iraqis have crawled to seek refuge of the chaos swarming Iraq. I came across this post by a fellow Bloggerette, and I grew furious at it. Iraqis have poured into Jordan, after war, organized crime and downright genocide have ravished their land. And we embraced the Iraqi population, to seek jobs, invest, live and go to our colleges. But recently, the equation is changing, our policies are changing, and our attitude is changing. Once strong allies in thick and thin, now we adopted an aggressive approach to choke our Iraqi brothers and sisters. (more…)...

Urban Review: Gerard Icecream & Things

August 26, 2007

Written by Roba Al-Assi gerards Taste Style Vibes Price Parking Staff (more…)...

Urban Review: Trattoria

August 26, 2007

Written by Roba Al-Assi Taste Style Vibes Price Parking (valet available) Staff Argeeleh (more…)...

Wadi El Waleh – Friday 31 August 2007

August 26, 2007

Wadi El Waleh  - Friday 31 August 2007 Activate your day by exploring one of Jordan's most charming black basalt gorges by hiking, boulder hopping, a bit of abseiling and lots of swimming! This is an 8 hour trail (including breaks) through the striking deep gorge formed of black basalt and sandstone. Located between Madaba and Karak, Wadi El Waleh contains groves of grapes and citrus and is abundant with majestic elongated pools where you often swim than walk! For more details and booking please go to http://www.terhaal.com/ Looking forward to having you onboard....

JSFF'07 Film Program

August 26, 2007

JSFF'07 Film Program for Sunday Aug 26, 2007 Hussein Cultural Center @ Ras El Ein. Admission Free. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (B) 6PM - 8PM Express Cash Desk / Gonzalo Crespo / Spain / 2005 / 6 / Fiction Firewood / Miikka Leskinen / UK / 2007 / 14 / Fiction For A Better World / Barbara Hlali / Germany / 2006 / 10 / Animation Humoresque / Diana Deleanu / Romania / 2007 / 17 / Documentary Mari / Yiorgos Moustakis / UK / 2007 / 15 / Fiction Mashdi's Misfortunes / Shahram Aghdam / Iran / 2007 / 12 / Fiction Mazari / Ahmad Sarraf Yazd / Iran / 2006 / 6 / Experimental Mistake / Nor Emelly Mohd Saad / Malaysia / 2007 / 15 / Fiction ARAB COMPETITION (B) 8PM - 10PM Disturbance / Amjad Al Rasheed / Jordan / 2007 / 7 / Fiction Sabah Elfoll !! / Sherif Elbendary / Egypt / 2006 / 10...

2nd Annual Art Street Festival

August 26, 2007

Thursday 30 August 2007 5:30 PM Roman Theater Downtown - Les Pietons. Al Balad Theater Troup, La Farce Friday 31 August 2007 6:30 PM Mega Mall - Les Piétons 7:30 PM Qweishmeh (Queen Rania Park) - Al Balad Theater Troup, La Farce Saturday 1 September 2007 7:00 PM Shmeisani (Cultural Street) - Les Piétons 8:00 PM Jabal Al Weibdeh (Paris Square) - AL Balad Theater Troup, La Farce Thursday 9 September 2007 6:30 PM Hussein Park (The Village) - Outre Rue, Al Balad Theater Troup, Caboch'art Friday 7 September 2007image001.jpg 6:00 PM Sweifieh (Wakalaat Street) - Outre Rue, Al Balad Theater Troup, Caboch'art Saturday 8 September...

Beyond Borders: Bloggers Face Off Over Jordanian Treatment Of Iraqi Travellers

August 15, 2007

By Mohamed Nanabhay via Global Voices The treatment of Iraqis at the Jordan’s Queen Alia Airport has triggered a storm in the Middle Eastern blogosphere. What at first seemed to be a straight forward story of refugees being ill-treated by their neighbour’s security guards has spawned into a Pan-Arab spat (the type of which is normally reserved for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict).

It all started with a post by Mohammed, a 25-year-old Iraqi dentist on his blog “Last of Iraqis“. More of a short story than a blog post, Mohammed describes a story of love, war, deception, agony, humiliation and hope.

He braved Sadr City and lied his way into getting “sick note” from a doctor, then lied to his boss so he could take his wife on a vacation to Amman, Jordan. And that’s where our story begins:

“…In the Jordanian airport we waited in hall to meet...

Land Debacle in Abdali

August 13, 2007

Written by Khalaf In 2003, a large area in central Amman, previously designated as land for the headquarters of the army and other security services, was earmarked for an ambitious urban renovation project lead by the Hariri group. Thus, the Abdali project was born. The 350 dunum parcel of land belongs to a government owned company called Mawared. While the government, through Mawared, is a partner in the project, this initiative is a purely capitalist endeavor. So, when the investors became more ambitious, they attempted to purchase adjacent properties. While some sold at handsome prices, others refused. The Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group refused. (more…)...

A Short History Of The Modern Keffiyah

August 8, 2007

The Keffiyah has progressed from a piece of clothing used to protect from heat and cold, wind and sand, to a political statement. Now, the keffiyah is becoming a tourist must have and a fashion statement. The Arab-American blog, KABOBfest, contributed this time line of the keffiyah's history. Editor's note: We've chosen to spell keffiyah this way. It can be spelled countless different ways. But rather than steal the thunder from one of the points below, we'll refrain from listing them here. (more…)...

Jordan Short Film Festival 2007

August 6, 2007

Jordan Short Film Festival Start Date: Friday, August 24, 2007 at 6:00pm End Date: Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 6:00pm Location: Hussein Cultural Center, Amman website: http://jordanfilmfestival.com/ facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=2545952256...