Tag: Jordan

King Abdullah II, Warrior and Interfaith Peacemaker

The Islamic State group has issued a series of ghastly videos showing the beheading of British and American captives. The most recent video, released on February 3rd, was the first one to depict a prisoner being burned alive. While many world leaders have been challenged to respond to the shocking depth of the Islamic State’s […]

Jordan hangs 2 terrorists, vows earth-shaking response after to grisly ISIS video

Jordan reacted swiftly to the release of a video showing ISIS burning a captured air force pilot alive, hanging two terrorists within hours early Wednesday and vowing an “earth-shaking” response to the sadistic slaughter.Jordans King Abdullah, who was in Washigton for a diplomatic mission when the video depicting the horrific death of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh […]

Jordanian pilot ‘burned alive’ in new Isil video

A trail of flames is then lit around him, and eventually he is burned too. Throughout, he stands erect and apparently defiant. The Jordanian authorities, working on the assumption that the photographs were real, informed his family of his death this afternoon. They had repeatedly asked for proof of life before going ahead with the […]

Outrage in Mideast over IS killing of Jordan pilot

A video showing Islamic State militants burning a captive Jordanian pilot to death brought an outpouring of grief and rage across the Middle East on Wednesday, its brutality horrifying a region long accustomed to violence.   Political and religious leaders offered angry denunciations and called for blood, while at least one wept on air while […]

Jordan vow after IS beheading of Japan hostage Goto

Jordan has vowed to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by Islamic State, after a video was released appearing to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.   Jordan echoed Japan in strongly condemning the murder of Kenji Goto.   The pilot, Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh, was captured when his […]

Jordanian Parliament Holds Moment of Silence for Jerusalem Synagogue Terrorists

Following the moment of silence, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh recited a prayer in memory of the “martyrs,” Uday and Rassan Abu-Jamal, terrorists who were killed by police after shooting and hacking to death four rabbis at prayer and a Druze police officer who heroically intervened. MP Mohammed al-Ktatsh went so far as to demand […]

Jordan ‘major partner’ to Palestinians on Jerusalem issue

Jordan is a major partner for Palestinians on the issue of Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday after he spoke with King Abdullah in Amman.   He spoke in advance of his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jordan on Thursday. Kerry will also meet separately with Abdullah.   […]

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Jordan – But Not Netanyahu

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is to meet Washington’s top diplomat to discuss the upsurge in violence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, his spokesman told AFP on Wednesday.   The meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place in the Jordanian capital at 1:00 pm (1100 GMT) on Thursday, Nabil Abu Rudeina […]

Israel, Jordan try to ease Jerusalem tensions

Israel’s prime minister says he has spoken to Jordan’s King Abdullah II in a bid to ease mounting tensions around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site.   The two leaders spoke over the phone on Thursday, a day after Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel to protest what it called an “unacceptable” Israeli police assault on […]

Jordan, Palestinians urge UN to stop Israel’s ‘violations’ on Temple Mount

The Palestinians and Jordanians urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately stop “violations” at Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, warning that further escalation could lead to another crisis threatening peace in the Middle East.   The warning followed what the Palestinians described as the illegal storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque […]