Mad Hattar

Ephron, Dan
March 2005
New Republic;3/28/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 11/12, p14
Focuses on the human rights violations in Jordan. Reference to comments made by political activist Ali Hattar in Jordan against the United States; Report that Hattar criticized the U.S. and called on Jordanians to boycott U.S. products; Statement that Hattar faces up to two years in prison for his anti-American comments; Dilemma faced by the U.S. and Jordon in how to deal with the political activities of non-violent activists such as Hattar; Statement that the repression of anti-American rhetoric in Jordan undermines the United States's remarks about advancing democracy in the Middle East; Description of the political system in Jordan; Criticism of Jordan's human rights violations.


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