"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Queen “What is happening in Gaza violates international law, universal human rights, is a humanitarian crisis, and a crisis of human dignity.”

The beautiful 38 year old Queen Rania of Jordan Al - Abdullah is often dismissed as an air headed celebrity clothes horse has been making her opinion of the Zionist "Cast Lead" genocidal slaughter unleashed on Gaza known to a worldwide audience.

“What is happening in Gaza today is not only a violation of international law, of universal human rights, not only a humanitarian crisis,” she told Al Jazeera English in an interview.

“What is happening in Gaza is a crisis of human dignity.”

She has been very active in raising releief funds and was in the port of Aqaba (pic) very publicly supporting efforts in collecting relief packages for Palestinians in Gaza.

The Queen, donated blood to help the victims of the ongoing conflict, called the attacks “a continuous and cruel bombardment of a people who are already under siege”.

“Even before the current crisis, the people in Gaza were living in poverty, hunger and isolation with minimal access to basic sustenance and services,” she said, calling on international aid agencies and civil society to speak out and step up out their efforts.

In an opinion piece published by Arab daily newspapers on Tuesday, the Queen urged citizens to do their utmost to help alleviate some of the pain and suffering of people in Gaza.

The Jordan River Foundation (JRF), chaired by Queen Rania, launched a campaign this week to collect funds and in-kind assistance for victims of the attack and the siege.

If you are interested in donating money to the JRF campaign can visit Jordan Kuwait Bank’s main branch in Shmeisani (account number 0252318087), or call the JRF for further information at +962 6 593 3211.

Another Queen , more interested in horseflesh than clotheshorses and evidently not too concerned about humanitarian crises, could speak out - but won't.

Queen Rania was asked in a column in TIME in 2007 by Teri Elmaleh, from Tel Aviv

What's the solution to the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

The Queen replied ;

First, start with will on both sides--not just the political kind but the kind that comes from the conscience and the heart. To achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East takes guts, not guns.

She may sit on the British made Ruritanian Hashemite throne but is evidently made of some stern stuff - all power to her elbow.

This phot is a late update to satisfy criticisms of objectivity ..


ScotsToryB said...

Just google Palestine = Jordan and then come to a conclusion. All sides are represented within the first two pages but to somehow leap to the conclusion that one queen has all the answers whilst the UK queen has none is nonsense.

I hold no brief for any of the mentioned players but on this subject you seem to have lost your normal objectivity.

TOT: A very happy new year to you and yours.


Carl Gustav Young said...

"..normal objectivity." !!

Are you new around here ??

ziz said...


King Abdulla has just (today) fired Mukhabarat head Mohammed al-Thahbi and replaced him with Mohammed Raqad .Blogger Marc Lynch says the the move suggests a panic at the heart of the Hashemite establishment over the ramifications of the spiraling Gaza crisis. It's no accident , he says that King Abdullah and Queen Rania have been urgently calling for Israel to "end the violence immediately", even as fellow pro-U.S. autocrats in Cairo and Riyadh hedge in anticipation of Hamas taking damage. There is no way for Jordan to stay on the sidelines of an Israeli-Palestinian crisis - and this one may prove more dangerous than others .

The Jordanian public has been extremely vocal, with protests in the streets and burning Israeli flags in the Parliament. Normally level-headed commentators have been calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador, the severing of ties with Israel, the "removal" of all things Israeli from the Kingdom, and more. Unlike during the Hezbollah war of 2006, there's a consensus in Jordan spanning liberals, Islamists, and conservatives over Gaza... with even those who have written extremely hostile commentary about Hamas in the last few years now lambasting Israel and defending Gaza. (And some bloggers are helping to organize a food drive -- good for them!)

The King is following the popular mood this time, to a point (with an ostentatious picture of him donating blood gracing the front pages of the papers).

It is impossible to know what Mrs Saxe Coburg Gotha thinks - maybe she would (a la Zionist logic) what the lands of Aquitaine that the Plantaganets brought to the british thron re-instated.

Perhaps at New Year one is allowed a jeu d'esprit that she ( or her gormless son) might start a fund for Gaza - it is difficult to believe it would not be well supported in the contry - even if not amongst the Metropolitan chattering clases.

UK and US educated Abdullah is a smooth operator but he rides on a throne of bayonets ....

Anonymous said...

Juat looking through some old links (got nothing better to do) I came across these...thought some of you might like to read them...

Part 1...


Part 2...


Oh and this...


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