Fire Next Door

Hammer, Joshua
June 2001
New Republic;06/11/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 24, p14
Reports on the political and social unrest in Amman, Jordan. Detail of the Al-Aqsa intifada, which erupted in the fall of 2000; Reason for economic upheaval, political unrest and the end of tourism; Problem faced by Abdullah II, Jordan's monarch; Information on Jordan's uneasy peace with Israel; Discussion of the Palestinian refugee camps, which are scattered across Amman; View that Abdullah's main worry is that the growing pressure to abrogate the peace treaty signed by his father in 1994 could spill into massive protests, bloodshed, and resentment of the monarch as a stooge of both Israel and the U.S.; Opinion of political leaders of the other European countries on Abdullah's activities.


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