Radicalism still alive and kicking in U.S. and UK elections
The early flourish of right-wing tycoon Donald Trump and veteran progressive Senator Bernie Sanders in the U.S. Presidential primaries has been impressive. On the other side of the Atlantic, the “Old Labour” left-winger Jeremy Corbyn is creating shock waves in the race for the Labour leadership. In fact, as the extreme Right, which was once marginal, has scored spectacular successes throughout Europe, the dire economic crisis has pushed Greece’s electorate to take refuge under the tent of an untried, newly formed “hard left” party.
In the United States, it is not surprising to see a conservative right-winger leading the field of Republican presidential candidates, for two reasons:
First, the Republican Party, as a whole, has been steadily moving to the right and becoming increasingly conservative. The Tea Party movement is now a powerful bloc, and the religious and social conservatives appear to be decisive players in choosing the GOP’s flag-bearer in the battle for the White House.
Second, the Republicans are today as keen as ever to defeat an ultraliberal Democratic cabal led by two-term President Barack Obama, who is the ideological opposite of the Republican Right. Following Obama’s political successes on the domestic front, Republicans believe that the Obama administration’s dubious silence about the details of the Iran nuclear deal, and its zeal for marketing it in the face of their doubts and reservations, may provide them with a chance of sweet revenge against the Democrats.
Egypt’s Bloody Chaos Amid Assassinations And IS Sinai Attacks
Egypt is experiencing at first hand an Islamist insurgency as car bombs explode in the heart of Cairo, State Prosecutor General, Hisham Barakat is assassinated, and Islamic State fighters launch multiple attacks on military check-points and police targets in the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 100.
Coming on the eve of the second anniversary of Egypt’s military coup which ousted the elected President Morsi on 30 June 2013, the assassination of Barakat is a powerful warning to General al-Sisi’s regime that the Muslim Brotherhood is not finished and was followed, the next day by two further car bombs in the 6th of October City area of Cairo.
Barakat was appointed as soon as al-Sisi and his fellow Generals took power and presided over more than 50,000 political detentions in just 2 years. It was Barakat who gave the green light to troops to open fire on protestors demonstrating against the coup, killing 900, injuring 3000 and putting 1000 on trial. Most significantly, Barakat presided over the prosecutions of leading Muslim Brotherhood figures, including President Morsi whose death sentence was upheld last month.
The attacks in the Sinai targeted at least 15 army and police positions, focusing on the town of Sheikh Zuweis near the border with Gaza, where scores of fighters from Islamic State’s ‘Sinai Wiliyat’ (formerly known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis before the group gave their bayat to Baghdadi) beseiged the police station. The battle raged all day in what Egyptian officials described as the ‘biggest battle in Sinai since the 1973 Arab-Israeli ‘Ramadan War’ leading Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to declare that ‘the Islamic State is knocking on Israel’s borders’.
Egypt deployed all its advanced, US-supplied weaponry, including F-16 fighter planes and Apache helicopters. IS claimed it shot down one of the helicopters using anti-aircraft missile launchers. Al-Sisi has vowed to ‘wipe out’ the entire IS presence in Sinai and Israeli newspapers reported that he may ‘invite’ Israel to bombard IS strongholds.
Egyptian officials announced that al-Sisi will shortly ratify new legislation designed to ramp up anti-terror security operations and fast-track judicial proceedings involving militants, including the appeals process. We would not be surprised if President Morsi and other leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood are executed soon – quite possibly before the end of Ramadan.
The execution of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will ignite violence and terrorism, forcing Egypt, into a dark, bloody tunnel and dispelling all hopes of security and stability. Like Tunisia – where IS massacred 38 tourists just days ago – the Egyptian economy is dependent on its tourism industry and is already in deep crisis.
The Muslim Brotherhood has long been a problem for Egypt’s rulers. The late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser battled against them and their influence, imprisoning and executing the man who has become one of the Islamists’ (including the Salafi-Jihadis) leading lights – the scholar and ideologue, Sayyid Qutb. Nasser, however, was pursuing a well-defined political and economic policy with an emphasis on alleviating poverty through agrarian reform act and the elimination of feudalism. No such social conscience, or covenant with the people, marks the current regime’s approach which is predicated on violence and war.
President Anwar Sadat took the opposite approach and encouraged the Muslim Brotherhood, loosening restrictions on them and their publications; he saw in them a useful ally against the burgeoning left and a counterbalance to Israel.
With no clear agenda other than destruction of any dissent, Egypt is hurtling along the same path as Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, towards bloody chaos and even, perhaps, division and fragmentation. There is much talk these days about the redrawing of Sykes-Picot.
But the greatest threat to the Egyptian regime is not the Muslim Brotherhood but the Islamic State which is expanding in all directions using the system of Wiliyats (provinces) which, when contiguous, as in parts of Iraq and Syria are extremely stable and secure. Paradoxically, IS is at odds with the Muslim Brotherhood for ideological reasons, considering their interpretation of Islam to be incorrect. If IS manages to enter Gaza – which is possible – it will topple Muslim Brotherhood-linked Hamas’s rule which it considers too far from Shari’a.
If Egypt is to escape from looming crisis it needs – not money from fair weather friends, nor weapons from Russia and America, nor war on the Muslim Brotherhood or the Islamic State but the re-establishment of national cohesion, national reconciliation, the Egyptian national project. The Egyptian people are well known for their tolerance and good humour as well as their love of their country. The Egyptian army is strong and can affect a change of direction, helping to restore security and stability for the sake of the people and the nation.
Will Israel get away with its policy?
The low-key US reaction to the condemnation of Israel this week by a UN-backed commission for its bloody assault on the besieged Gaza Strip is appalling.
Home to 1.7 million Palestinians, last year 2,251 Palestinians were killed in Gaza; of these, 1,462 were civilians, of whom 299 were women and 551 children.
Israeli losses were six civilians and 67 soldiers.
The 217-page report, issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry and submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, found that both Israel and Palestinian fighter groups, primarily Hamas, were responsible for violations of international law that could amount to war crimes.
But both Israel and Hamas refused to cooperate with the commission, and Hamas is reportedly planning to submit its version of the 51-day war later this week.
The Israeli launching of the war was triggered by several events in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, primarily the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli youngsters and the subsequent burning to death of a Palestinian teenager by Israeli extremists.
There was huge Israeli firepower during this aggression, compared to two earlier Gaza wars, amounting to “more than 6,000 air strikes … and approximately 50,000 tank and artillery shells fired”.
In contrast, the UN commission reported that the Palestinian fighters fired 4,881 rockets and 1,753 mortars towards Israel.
Whether this conflict will lead to an Israeli trial is doubtful in the view of an Israeli analyst who writes that “the UN’s Gaza report makes for good headlines and will keep UN officials busy for weeks to come, but it doesn’t provide any evidence that will help get Israelis in the dock in The Hague”, at the International Criminal Court, as the Palestinians are hoping.
It is too early to tell whether the US administration will totally support the Palestinians in their position; there was a recent public hint from President Barack Obama that they can approach the United Nations on this issue.
Judging from this week’s mute reaction to the just released UN report, US support is not very encouraging, if not disappointing.
For a start, the American media have been low-keyed about the UN report, which did not merit front-page attention in the country’s two leading newspapers, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
However, the Times editorial last Tuesday had a powerful last paragraph: “… Israel has a duty, and should have the desire, to adjust its military policies to avoid civilian casualties and hold those who have failed to do so accountable. Absent some kind of peace agreement with the Palestinians, another war in Gaza seems inevitable.”
American politicians are not willing to crack the whip against Israel for its extremist and uncompromising policies, especially given the upcoming presidential election.
New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie had to apologise publicly for having used a correct term at an event hosted by pro-Israel Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
He reportedly used the term “occupied territories” in a reference to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and then said he misspoke.
He asserted that “he is an unwavering friend and committed supporter of Israel and was sorry for any confusion that came across as a result of the misstatement”.
This “apology” preceded an announcement by the Episcopal Committee for Justice in Israel and Palestine that focused on the upcoming 78th General Convention of the Church in Salt Lake City “to open and produce discussion of the resolutions calling for use of economic leverage to advance a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land”.
The event will mainly focus on the committee’s proposed resolution “calling for boycott and divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s nearly half-century occupation of Palestinian lands and denial of Palestinian freedom”.
The announcement said: “As Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu wrote in a letter of support for the committee’s resolution, we act in order to bear witness to the use of Christ’s justice to free the oppressed and by so doing to liberate the oppressor so that these two peoples can finally be reconciled and live together in dignity, security and peace.”
This event follows a fire started earlier this month by Israeli Jewish extremists that damaged the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes alongside the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, where Christians believe Jesus performed the bread and fish miracle.
The Israeli police are now investigating the event, reported The Washington Post.
A police spokesman said the arson attack resembled previous acts of vandalism by Jewish extremists who target monasteries, churches, mosques and cemeteries.
It added that “Israel has debated whether to label the hate crimes as terrorism”.
The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land said in a statement: “We consider this to be a serious hate crime. It comes at a time when many hate crimes are taking place against holy sites, and we are wondering where the government and the security services [are].”
Bee Gees- Immortality
Every year, 20 Jordanian women are killed because of “family honor.” In 2011, societal pressure forced Jordan’s parliament to backtrack on amending Article 76 of the temporary penal code whereby “the use of mitigating reasons for assault crimes” would have been abolished. This article protects the perpetrators of honor crimes who often benefit from mitigating reasons and avoid receiving a deterring punishment.
A 2011 study titled “Cultural and Legal Discrimination Against Jordanian Girls” polled the country’s main population centers (the capital Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Mafraq, Aqaba and Karak) and found that 80.9% of parents believe that protecting the female equates to protecting the family’s honor. Among those polled, 55% believed that a woman should be accompanied by her brother when she is outside the house; 66% are opposed to women having the same rights as a men of the same age with regard to being unaccompanied outside the house; 49% are opposed to a female child playing outside the house; and 29% say that all women should get married regardless of their education. According to the study, 29% of those polled said their convictions emanate from traditions, 25.1% said their convictions emanate from personal attitudes, 16% attributed their convictions to societal factors and 15.5% to religion.
Kingdom fourth best Arab country for women — survey
LONDON — Jordan is the fourth best country in the Arab world to be a woman, a poll of gender experts showed on Tuesday.
The Kingdom scored 58.218 points, ahead of Qatar, Tunisia and Algeria.
Comoros, where women hold 20 per cent of ministerial positions and where wives generally keep land or the home after divorce, came on top, followed by Oman and Kuwait.
The poll by Thomson Reuters’ philanthropic arm surveyed 336 gender experts in August and September in 21 Arab League states and Syria, which was a founding member of the Arab League but was suspended in 2011.
Questions were based on provisions of the UN Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), which 19 Arab states have signed or ratified.
The poll assessed violence against women, reproductive rights, treatment of women within the family, their integration into society and attitudes towards a woman’s role in politics and the economy.
Experts were asked to respond to statements and rate the importance of factors affecting women’s rights across the six categories. Their responses were converted into scores, which were averaged to create a ranking.
Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, according to the poll, citing sexual harassment, high rates of female genital mutilation and a surge in violence.
Discriminatory laws and a spike in trafficking also contributed to Egypt’s place at the bottom of a ranking of 22 Arab states, the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey found.
Despite hopes that women would be one of the prime beneficiaries of the Arab Spring, they have instead been some of the biggest losers, as the revolts have brought conflict, instability, displacement and a rise in Islamist groups in many parts of the region, experts said.
“We removed the Mubarak from our presidential palace, but we still have to remove the Mubarak who lives in our minds and in our bedrooms,” Egyptian columnist Mona Eltahawy said, referring to Egypt’s toppled dictator, Hosni Mubarak.
“As the miserable poll results show, we women need a double revolution, one against the various dictators who’ve ruined our countries and the other against a toxic mix of culture and religion that ruin our lives as women.”
The foundation’s third annual women’s rights poll gives a comprehensive snapshot of the state of women’s rights in the Arab world three years after the events of 2011 and as Syria’s conflict threatens further regional upheaval.
Iraq ranked second-worst after Egypt, followed by Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen.
Egypt scored badly in almost all categories.
A UN report on women in April said 99.3 per cent of women and girls are subjected to sexual harassment in Egypt.
Human Rights Watch reported that 91 women were raped or sexually assaulted in public in Tahrir Square in June as anti-Mohamed Morsi protests heated up.
“There are whole villages on the outskirts of Cairo and elsewhere where the bulk of economic activity is based on trafficking in women and forced marriages,” said Zahra Radwan, Middle East and North Africa programme officer for the Global Fund for Women, a US-based rights group.
Female genital mutilation is endemic in Egypt, where 91 per cent of women and girls — 27.2 million in all — are subjected to cutting, according to UNICEF. Only Djibouti has a higher rate, with 93 per cent of women and girls cut.
In Iraq, women’s freedoms have regressed since the US-led 2003 invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein, the poll showed.
Domestic abuse and prostitution have increased, illiteracy has soared and up to 10 per cent of women — or 1.6 million — have been left widowed and vulnerable, according to Refugees International.
In Saudi Arabia, ranked third worst, experts noted some advances. S. Arabia remains the only country that bans female drivers but cautious reforms pushed by King Abdullah have given women more employment opportunities and a greater public voice.
Since January, 30 women have been appointed in the 150-member shura council, but the council has no legislative or budgetary powers.
Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system forbids women from working, travelling abroad, opening a bank account or enrolling in higher education without permission from a male relative.
Syria’s civil war has had a devastating impact on women at home and in refugee camps across borders, where they are vulnerable to trafficking, forced and child marriage and sexual violence, experts said.
Rights groups say forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have targeted women with rape and torture, while hardline Islamists have stripped them of rights in rebel-held territory.
The poll highlighted a mixed picture for women’s rights in other Arab Spring countries.
In Yemen, ranked fifth worst, women protested side-by-side with men during the 2011 revolution and there is a 30 per cent quota for women in a national dialogue conference convened to discuss constitutional reforms.
But they face an uphill struggle for rights in a largely conservative country where child marriage is common.
In Libya, ranked 14th for women’s rights, experts voiced concern over the spread of armed militias and a rise in kidnapping, extortion, random arrests and physical abuse of women.
In Tunisia, ranked best among Arab Spring nations, women hold 27 per cent of seats in national parliament and contraception is legal, but polygamy is spreading and inheritance laws are biased towards males.
Along with Syria, all Arab League member states except Somalia and Sudan have signed or ratified CEDAW.
In the absence of full statehood recognition for the Palestinian territories, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas symbolically endorsed the convention on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.
But protection offered by CEDAW is superficial, experts said. Signatories may raise reservations against any article that contradicts Sharia (Islamic law), a country’s family code, personal status laws or any piece of national legislation.
Annoucer in a fit of laughter
عمان الأردنية ترحب بكم
صحيفة عمان الأردنية تناشد الحكومة واصحاب القرار ايجاد فرص عمل لابنائنا وهو حق يجب ان تكفله الدوله للشباب لأنهم جيل المستقبل وسنبقى نناشد ونناشد من هذا المنبر الحر العمل على رفض الواسطة والمحسوبية ، وتناشد عمان الأردنية ايضاً اصحاب الشركات والمصانع توفير فرص عمل للشباب الاردنيين
وزارة العمل توفر فرص عمل
أعلنت وزارة العمل عن توفر فرص عمل في المهن التالية: (مضيفة حافلة، فني تكيف وتبريد، ميكانيك باصات، كهرباء باصات، سائقين باصات، موظف أمانات، مراسل، سائقين فئة خامسة/سادسة، كاشير، فنيي كهرباء، مضيفات طيران، سفرجي، عمال مطعم، خياطات، عمال تغليف، موظف مشتريات، أمين مستودع، سكرتيرة تنفيذية، مراقب جودة)، علما بأن معظم الشركات ستقدم للمقبولين ضمان اجتماعي و تأمين صحي مع راتبي الشهرين الثالث عشر والرابع عشر.و طلبت الوزارة من الراغبين بالتقدم لهذه الوظائف مراجعة المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان الأولى في العبدلي يوم الثلاثاء 1/9/2015، و الدخول على الموقع الوطني للتشغيل www.nees.jo لمزيد من المعلومات.
أعلنت وزارة العمل عن توفر فرص عمل في قطاع التعليم (معلم تربية خاصة، معالج نطق، معالج طبيعي، معالج وظيفي، مشرف سكن داخلي، مقدم رعاية، محاسبة، شؤون موظفين، طاهي، مشرف تدبيرمنزلي، مدخل بيانات، ممرض قانوني، اخصائية تغذية، عامل تدبير منزلي، معلمة أنشطة، معلم رياضة، معلم كمبيوتر، دعم فني كمبيوتر، معلم صف، معلم صف انجليزي، باحثات ميدانيات، باحثات مكتبيات، مشرفين ميدانيين، مشرفي مختبرات كلية هندسة، مشرفي مختبرات كلية التمريض، محاسبين، مبرمجين، مصمم صفحات نت، جرافيك ديزاين، مشرفة قسم، سكرتارية، عمال نظافة، سائقين) على أن يكون المتقدم للوظائف باستثاء عمال النظافة والسائقين) من حملة البكالوريوس مع توفر خبرة اقلها سنتان، علما بأن معظم الشركات ستقدم للمقبولين ضمان اجتماعي و بدل مواصلات و راتب ثالث عشر.
و طلبت الوزارة من الراغبين بالتقدم لهذه الوظائف مراجعة المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان الأولى في العبدلي يوم الثلاثاء 25/8/2015، و الدخول على الموقع الوطني للتشغيل www.nees.jo لمزيد من المعلومات.
العمل: فرص عمل في قطاع المحروقات
اعلنت وزارة العمل (وحدة مشاريع التشغيل في العبدلي) عن توفر فرص العمل التالية في قطاع المحروقات: مدير محطة في منطقة الجيزة بخبرة لا تقل عن 3 سنوات، بائع محروقات في عمان والزرقاء و المفرق، كاشير.علما بأن الوزارة تدعم العاملين في هذا القطاع بعدد من الحوافز مثل: دفع قيمة مساهمة العامل في مؤسسة الضمان الاجتماعي و مكافأة قدرها 350 دينار كل 6 أشهر لمن يستمر في العمل على مدى سنة، إضافة إلى 50 دينار بدل مواصلات لكل عامل يعمل خارج محافظته. يذكر انه وضمن برامج دعم تشغيل الأردنيين تواصل وحدة مشاريع التشغيل في وزارة العمل تنفيذ ورشات تثقيفية للعمال الجدد في قطاع المحروقات بالتعاون مع شركة هيدرون للطاقة (GULF)،حيث يقوم منسقو القطاع (ميسون برهومة وبلال المجالي) بتعريف المشاركين بحقوقهم وواجباتهم وكيفية التعامل مع الزبائن و اهمية الالتزام بقواعد السلامة والصحة المهنية.
فرص عمل في قطاع البنوك
عمان الأردنية - عمان 16 آب - اعلنت وزارة العمل/ المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان الاولى بالعبدلي عن توفر فرص عمل للأردنيين الباحثين عن عمل في قطاع البنوك والصرافة من حملة درجة البكالوريوس بتقدير جيد فما فوق في تخصصات: المحاسبة، الادارة، علوم مالية ومصرفية، مصارف اسلامية، مع اجادة اللغة الانجليزية.
وقالت الوزارة في بيان لها ان هذه المؤسسات تمنح العديد من الحوافز كالتأمين الصحي والضمان الاجتماعي ورواتب بحسب الخبرة والكفاءة، بالإضافة الى راتب الخامس عشر، وسيخضع من تنطبق عليه الشروط الى امتحان مستوى ومقابلة شخصية.
وطلبت الوزارة من الباحثين الراغبين بالعمل مراجعة موقع المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان الاولى/ العبدلي يوم الثلاثاء المقبل أو زيارة موقع النظام الوطني للتشغيل www.nees.jo
فرص عمل للأردنيين في القطاع الصحي
عمان الأردنية - أعلنت وزارة العمل عن توفر فرص عمل للذكور و الاناث في القطاع الصحي (صيادلة، ممرضين قانونيين، ممرضين مشاركين، فني تحاليل، موظفي استقبال/ادخال، مدخلي بيانات، مشرف سلامة مهنية، فني صيانة عامة) و براتب يصل إلى 700 دينار حسب الخبرة والكفاءة.
و طلبت الوزارة من الراغبين بالتقدم لهذه الوظائف الدخول على الموقع الوطني للتشغيلwww.nees.jo ،و مراجعة المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان الأولى في العبدلي يوم الثلاثاء 4/8/2015.
محلي/ توافر فرص عمل في قطاع الانشاءات
عمان الأردنية - الاول من اب - أعلنت وزارة العمل عن توفر فرص عمل في قطاع الانشاءات (مهندس مدني، مهندس ميكانيك، مهندس كهرباء، مهندس معماري، مدير دائرة هندسية، مدير دائرة تصميم هندسي، مدير مشروع، حاسب كميات، نجار/ مساعد نجار، حداد/ مساعد حداد، مواسرجي، فني كهرباء، مساعد فني كهرباء، فني ميكانيك، مساعد فني ميكانيك، نجار طوبار، قصير، سائقو معدات انشائية، سائق لودر، سائق قلاب، سائق قليدر، سائق سطحة، سائق فئة سادسة)، وبرواتب لا تقل عن 250 دينارا.
وطلبت الوزارة من الراغبين بالتقدم لهذه الوظائف الدخول على الموقع الوطني للتشغيل www.nees.jo ومراجعة المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان.
العمل "فرص عمل في مديريتي تشغيل عمان الاولى والثانية
فرص عمل للمهندسين في قطاع الانشاءات والنفظ والغاز بدولة الكويت
وظائف للأردنيين في قطاع الانشاءات
عمان الأردنية - أعلنت وزارة العمل عن توفر فرص عمل في قطاع الانشاءات (مهندس مدني، مهندس ميكانيك، مهندس كهرباء، مهندس معماري، مدير دائرة هندسية، مدير دائرة تصميم هندسي، مدير مشروع، حاسب كميات، نجار/ مساعد نجار، حداد/ مساعد حداد، مواسرجي، فني كهرباء، مساعد فني كهرباء، فني ميكانيك، مساعد فني ميكانيك، نجار طوبار، قصير، سائقي معدات انشائية، سائق لودر، سائق قلاب، سائق قليدر، سائق سطحة، سائق فئة سادسة)،وبرواتب لا تقل عن 250 دينار اردني، و طلبت الوزارة من الراغبين بالتقدم لهذه الوظائف الدخول على الموقع الوطني للتشغيل www.nees.jo و مراجعة المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان الأولى في العبدلي يوم الثلاثاء 28/7/2015
فرص عمل في قطر
عمان الأردنية - عمان 22 تموز - أعلنت وزارة العمل عن توفر فرص عمل في دولة قطر في مهن مدرسين اخصائيين في النطق، العلاج الوظيفي، والعلاج الطبيعي.
ودعت الوزارة الراغبين بالتقدم لهذه الوظائف الدخول إلى الرابط : https://tawtheef.sec.gov.qa وتعبئة نموذج طلب التوظيف.
وزارة العمل - فرص عمل في قطاع الاتصالات
12/7/2015- اعلنت وزارة العمل /المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان الاولى/ العبدليعن توفر فرص عمل للاردنيين الباحثين عن عمل في قطاع الاتصالات من حملة درجة البكالوريوس في التخصصات : نظم معلومات ادارية ، نظم معلومات حاسوبية ،علم حاسوب ، وكافة التخصصات في الاتصالات علما بان هذه المؤسسات تمنح العديد من الحوافز كالتامين الصحي والضمان الاجتماعي ورواتب بحسب الخبرة والكفاءة. وطلبت الوزارة من الباحثين الاردنيين الراغبين في العمل مراجعة موقع المعرض الوظيفي الدائم في مديرية تشغيل عمان الاولى /العبدلي يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 14/7/2015 ولمزيد من المعلومات حول هذه الفرص زيارة موقع النظام الوطني للتشغيل www.nees.jo
George S. Hishmeh
An African suggestion for Palestinians
While on a lengthy trip to South Africa — and three adjoining states noted for their safaris and the picturesque Victoria Falls — I came across a leading article in The Star, a Johannesburg newspaper established in 1887, which devoted a whole page to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It included a lead article by Ronnie Kasrils, a former minister for intelligence services, titled “the veil needs to be lifted on the true nature of an historic struggle”.
Next to the impressive column was a lengthy letter headlined “Dear friends, let’s espouse humanism” signed by 77 South Africans of Jewish descent who recalled “the devastating [51-day Israeli] assault last year” on the Gaza Strip in which 2,200 Palestinians were killed, including 490 children.
It underlined that “millions of people across the world were mobilised to take action [and] Cape Town saw its largest protest march ever recorded, with participation of different political and civic organisations including the newly formed Jewish Voices for a Just Peace [JVJP]”.
The page also ran a short item from The Washington Post that described Gaza “as one of the worst spots on Earth”.
“One year later,” the letter from African Jews said, “Gaza is not in the headlines anymore, but the people are still being systematically oppressed and denied fundamental human rights.”
But what Kasrils, whose Jewish grandparents were from Latvia and Lithuania and had fled the tsarist pogroms at the end of the 19th century, had to say about Israel’s “offensive into Gaza” is that the Palestinians still find themselves “in quandary on their arduous journey in search of freedom”.
In his extensive column, Kasrils echoed the view of an Egyptian scholar, Abdelwahab Elmessiri, about Britain’s aim in creating the Union of South Africa in 1909 and the Balfour Declaration of 1917.
He said: “In implanting and backing white settlers in South Africa and Zionist settlers in Palestine, the British empire was founding two little pockets of settler-colonists who would owe allegiance to the imperial metropolis and would serve as bases of operation when the need arose.”
However, 50 years later, “the British, shrugging off Jewish terrorism, had left the Zionist militia vast supplies of arms and equipment. Many had served in Britain’s war-time forces and they numbered more than the combined Arab armies dispatched to protect 45 per cent territory apportioned to the Palestinians by the 1947 UN Partition Plan”.
“The year 1948 was one of the darkest for both the Palestinian and South African people; truly an annus horribilis. For South Africans, May 1948 marked the election of the apartheid government and the prelude to a 46-year maelstrom for the African people. For the Palestinians, May 1948 marked the Nakbeh — the catastrophic dispossession and ethnic cleansing at the hands of the rampant Zionist project,” he added.
Then, Kasrils noted that former US president Jimmy Carter had described the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories as being akin to apartheid — “a horrible example of apartheid is being perpetrated against the Palestinian people who live there” in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
Kasrils recalled a secret statement by David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first president, in which he said: “After we become a strong force, as the result of the creation of a state, we shall abolish the partition and expand into the whole of Palestine.”
This is revealed by his confidant Nahum Goldman in The Jewish Paradox.
In other words, the former South African minister continued, “given the consistence of such statements through to [the Israeli prime minister Ariel] Sharon and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu it becomes obvious that Israel’s existence has been based on colonial conquest, and, as had been the case in apartheid South Africa, a reliance by the state on brute force and terror”.
He continued: “Lift[ing] the veil on the true nature of this historic struggle requires full national self-determination and independence for the Palestinian people before all else. This is fundamental and the basis for solving the national question which, among other key elements calls the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees as per UN resolutions and the handing back of their homes and property; and rejecting the Law of Return which allows any Jew anywhere in the world to claim a place in Palestine and supplant the indigenous populace.
“It is only on the basis of the freedom, independence and equality of the colonised nation that the settlers and their dependents find security …. It demolishes Israel’s attempts at divide and rule. It unites all contingents in their millions in a clear vision for their undivided land and with correct leadership and action can dramatically alter the balance of forces so long stacked against the Palestinians.”
Jordan’s public sector seen more corrupt this year — report
AMMAN — Jordan’s public sector is perceived to be more corrupt than last year, graft watchdog Transparency International (TI) said in a statement on Tuesday, as the Kingdom scored 45 points on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2013, compared with 48 in 2012.
Jordan ranked 66 among the 177 countries surveyed, compared with 58 last year.
Two-thirds of the countries surveyed scored below 50, on a scale from 0, perceived to be highly corrupt, to 100, perceived to be very clean.
The Berlin-based non-profit group said the result indicates the world has a “serious, worldwide corruption problem” that needs to be addressed.
The UAE is perceived to be the cleanest in the MENA region, while Sudan is seen to be the most corrupt.
The CPI saw Jordan’s regional ranking drop to the sixth among Arab countries compared to the fourth last year, after Oman and Saudi Arabia gained on the Kingdom.
According to the graft index, Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are seen as the world’s most corrupt countries while Denmark and New Zealand are nearly squeaky-clean.
The most widely used indicator of corruption in political parties, police, justice systems and civil services worldwide, the CPI is a composite index of surveys and assessments of corruption collected from independent institutions.
The nature of corruption makes it impossible to measure meaningfully, says TI, which leads the group to collect data from institutions like the World Bank, African Development Bank, Economist Intelligence Unit, Bertelsmann Foundation, Freedom House and others.
Among countries that have slipped the most on CPI 2013 are war-torn Syria, Libya and Mali.
In a statement on its website, TI said the world urgently needs a renewed effort to crack down on money laundering, clean up political finance, pursue the return of stolen assets and build more transparent public institutions.
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