Jordan seeks Palestinian respect by offering Hamas a new home

23.11.2011                      26.Cheschwan. 5772

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Jordan seeks Palestinian respect by offering Hamas a new home

The thinking in Jordan is that when Assad's regime falls, Hamas will need a new headquarters.

Jordan's King Abdullah is not an innovative leader. But last week he surprised Arab leaders and the whole world by becoming the first Arab ruler to call on Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign. "If I were in his shoes, I'd step down," he told the BBC.
This declaration set off a storm. The king's advisers warned him that the statement was likely to damage Jordan's interests – and the kingdom's relations with Syria even more. Right after the interview, representatives of the Jordanian royal court called Fahad Khitan, the editor of the Jordanian newspaper Al-Arab Al-Yawm, to ask him to delay the next edition so they could insert a few corrections….