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Jordan’s new ambassador to
Israel warned by his
tribe not to take the job

Times of Israel [Jerusalem], by Elhanan Miller

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/2/2012 11:05:01 PM

The newly appointed Jordanian ambassador to Israel has come under fire from his own tribe, whose leadership has threatened to disassociate from him if he accepts the post. The fallout, however, indicates not only the low in Israel-Jordan relations but also the erosion of tribal loyalties to Jordan’s king. Walid Obeidat, a member of one of the largest northern Jordanian tribes, is to take office as ambassador to Israel on October 17. The post has been vacant since ambassador Ali Al-Ayed was recalled to Amman following Operation Cast Lead — Israel’s battle against Hamas in winter 2008-9. But a statement

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The Arab world never got past the year 1400, or even earlier. And it's doubtful if they ever will no matter what kind of technology falls into their hands. They are a ''little people, a silly people - greedy, barbarous, and cruel...''

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/2/2012 11:23:10 PM     (No. 8905798)

Mmm, heap big trouble if you go pow wow with Jew people. Jew-eyes kick our asses in 1967....make us give up land.
Before you take step, consult with high priestess, Liz Warren al-Sadb.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 10/3/2012 3:19:51 AM     (No. 8905971)

OK, so why does the US even bother talking with a "country" where tribalism holds such power? I mean, all it does is encourage them and pull us down to their level. How stupid is that?

You say you have reasons why we should bother? No, those aren't reasons. They're excuses.

OP: Nice quote. And let's remember Hoffer -- an excuse can be good for life. Actually achieving is so much harder.

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