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Jordan King's Loosening Grip

Efforts by the king to further democratize Jordan's unstable politics may be too little, too late

A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el
A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el

“What the expelled member of parliament did damages the national fabric and national unity, the tribes and the institution of the crown. The parliament cannot accept one of its members thinking this way,” said Jordanian lawmaker Hussein Harasis, in response to an incident that stirred up the kingdom in June.

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