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  Biography - His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal
His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal, the father of modern Jordan, will always be remembered as a leader who guided his country through strife and turmoil to become an oasis of peace, stability and moderation in the Middle East.
Early in young Hussein’s life, and on July 20, 1951, his grandfather King Abdullah was martyred at al-Aqsa mosque in al-Quds (Jerusalem).
King Hussein always believed that Jordan’s people are its biggest asset, and throughout his reign he encouraged all -including the less fortunate, the disabled and the orphaned- to achieve more for themselves and their country.
www.kinghussein.gov.jo /biography.html   (1138 words)

  
 Online NewsHour -- Remembering King Hussein: A Man of Peace
Jordan's new leader, King Abdullah, has vowed to continue the policies of his father.
A panel of experts discuss the life and legacy of King Hussein of Jordan.
King Hussein discusses political violence in the Middle East.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/jan-june99/hussein_index.html   (160 words)

  
  King Hussein of Jordan
Hussein ibn Talal was born on November 14 1935, in his parents' villa in Amman, in what was then the Emirate of Transjordan.
Hussein was standing only a few feet away when his grandfather was murdered, and saw the king's bloodstained turban roll across the floor in front of him.
Jordan's participation in the Arab-Israeli war of 1973 was minimal, though Hussein made a secret visit to Golda Meir to warn her that an attack was imminent.
www.derbydeadpool.co.uk /deadpool1999/obits/hussein.html   (3329 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hussein of Jordan
Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: حسين بن طلال Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl; November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999) was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1952 to 1999.
HRH Princess Haya of Jordan (born 1972) is a daughter of King Hussein I of Jordan.
Born Nov. 14, 1935, Hussein was a descendent of Hashem, great-grandfather of the seventh century Prophet Mohammed of Islam.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hussein-of-Jordan   (3684 words)

  
 Hussein of Jordan - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: حسين بن طلال;) (November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999) was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1952 to 1999.
Hussein grappled with the assailant, until he was wounded himself; he is said to have been saved from a bullet by a medal his grandfather had recently awarded him and insisted he wear.
His reign was controversial, while it saw Jordan remain one of the most free states in the Middle East, it was also marked by the events of Black September when the king ordered the violent expulsion of the PLO from Jordan.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Hussein_of_Jordan   (669 words)

  
 Hussein of Jordan Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hussein ibn Talal (1935-1999) became, at the age of 18, the king of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a strategic central state in the Middle East.
King Hussein, born in Amman, was the scion of the illustrious Hashemite family from which the Prophet Mohammed sprang in the sixth century.
Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: حسين بن طلال‎ Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl; November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999) was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1952 to 1999.
www.bookrags.com /Hussein_of_Jordan   (2571 words)

  
 Misc Study: King Hussein of Jordan - An Historical View
Hussein and his sons Abdullah and Faisal (who had been educated as members of the Ottoman elite as well as trained for their roles as Arab chieftains) had spent the years 1893 to 1908 under enforced restraint in Constantinople.
Hussein and the conservatives suspected that Nabulsi was maneuvering to abolish the monarchy.
Hussein was further alienated from the Camp David peace process because Israel refused to negotiate over East Jerusalem, insisted on its rights to establish settlements in the occupied territories, and reserved the right to demand sovereignty over those areas at the end of the transition period.
philologos.org /bpr/files/Misc_Studies/ms043b.htm   (17246 words)

  
 CNN - Jordan's King Hussein buried - February 8, 1999
Hussein began his final journey through the fog-shrouded streets of Amman earlier Monday with a funeral procession from the Baab el Salam Palace to Raghadan Palace.
Hussein had lingered unconscious on a respirator for two days after returning to Jordan from the United States, where he was receiving treatment for his lymphatic cancer.
Born Nov. 14, 1935, Hussein was a descendent of Hashem, great-grandfather of the seventh century Prophet Mohammed of Islam.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9902/08/hussein.03/index.html   (1394 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - Royalty in Jordan - The Life of King Hussein
Hussein bin Talal was born on November 14, 1935 in Amman, the capital city of a newly formed country called Transjordan.
Hussein was close to his grandfather, and Abdullah did his best to train the boy for his future responsibilities, but their time together was short.
King Hussein and the Evolution of Jordan's Perception of a Political Settlement With Israel, 1967-1988 by Joseph Nevo.
www.royalty.nu /MiddleEast/Jordan/Hussein.html   (1311 words)

  
 President's Remarks on The Loss of King Hussein of Jordan
We remember his voice, each word slowly said, followed by a pause, a moment for silent reflection, as if he were reminding us that it is wise to think before we speak, to speak before we act.
You are a daughter of America, and a Queen of Jordan.
Hillary and I cherish the wonderful times we shared with you and His Majesty, and today we say to you, and indeed to all the King's large and loving family, our prayers are with you.
www.usembassyjakarta.org /news/kinghussein.html   (750 words)

  
 King Hussein
King Hussein has always believed that Jordan’s people are its biggest asset, and he continues to encourage all -including the less fortunate, the disabled and the orphaned- to achieve more for themselves and their country.
King Hussein has persevered in his pursuit of genuine Arab reconciliation, wherever a conflict may arise between neighbors or within a country, such as his recent mediation in the Yemeni civil war.
At the end of January 1999, Hussein returned to Amman in between cancer treatments in the United States to announce that his oldest son, Abdullah, would succeed him on the throne.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Hussein.html   (1069 words)

  
 Hussein of Jordan information - Search.com
Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: حسين بن طلال Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl; November 14, 1935 – February 7, 1999) was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1952 to 1999.
His son Crown Prince Hussein was proclaimed King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on August 11, 1952, at the age of 16 and was enthroned on May 2, 1953.
While it saw Jordan remain one of the Western sanctuaries and protectorates in the Middle East, it was also marked by the events of Black September when the king ordered the violent expulsion of the PLO from the country.
www.search.com /reference/Hussein_of_Jordan   (906 words)

  
 With Switch in Heir Plan, King Hussein Stuns Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
AIRO, Egypt -- King Hussein of Jordan is preparing to name one of his sons as his heir, Jordanian officials said Saturday, culminating a dizzying week in which the king returned from six months of cancer treatment abroad and then dismissed his brother as crown prince.
According to knowledgeable Jordanians who spoke on condition of anonymity, the leading candidates to succeed Hussein are now Prince Abdullah, 37, the king's eldest son and an army major general in charge of a royal security force, and Prince Hamzeh, 18, the king's eldest son by his current wife, the American-born Queen Noor.
Hussein, whose treatment included six rounds of chemotherapy and the transplant of bone marrow, has pronounced himself "fully recovered from the cancer," a variety known as non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
rocchio.syr.edu /data/ORION/jordan.Royals.Jordan_stunned_succession_change.html   (827 words)

  
 Jordan - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jordan was also expelled from the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which resulted in further influxes of Palestinian refugees.
In 1988 King Hussein ended Jordan's role in the West Bank and called for the PLO to take over the financial support and other functions that Jordan had continued to handle after it gave up its claim to the West Bank in 1974.
In 1991 Jordan's economic situation had been further strained with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Kuwaiti refugees seeking asylum and on Dec. 30, 1991 the government passed an IMF approved austerity program.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/jordan.htm   (1500 words)

  
 The U.S. Stake in Post-Hussein Jordan
The death of Jordan's King Hussein on February 7 deprived the United States of a longtime friend who exercised a moderating and stabilizing influence in the volatile Middle East.
Although King Hussein initiated a free-market economic reform program in 1989, Jordan's foreign debt has climbed steadily to $6.8 billion, in large part because of the loss of trade with Iraq.
King Abdallah faces a long uphill struggle to preserve Jordan's independence and stability against threats from hostile and more powerful neighbors, but he is better prepared to lead his country than his father was when he ascended to the throne in 1952.
www.heritage.org /Research/MiddleEast/EM574.cfm   (1058 words)

  
 King Hussein of Jordan, TIME Magazine Commissioned Cover Portrait
King Hussein was a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.
He was proclaimed King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on August 11, 1952 and formally ascended the throne May 2, 1953 when he assumed constitutional powers after reaching the age of eighteen.
King Hussein was the author of three books: Uneasy Lies the Head (1962), about his childhood and early years as king, My War With Israel (1969), and Mon Métier de Roi.
www.safran-arts.com /hussein.html   (292 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Jordan's King Hussein Rushed to U.S. for Treatment
King Hussein of Jordan shakes hands with his brother prince Hassan prior to his departure to the United States for further examinations.
Officials said Hussein left after a brief ceremony at the airport to swear in Abdullah as regent in his absence.
Hussein was accompanied on his flight by his American-born wife, Queen Noor, and a team of physicians from the Mayo Clinic who have been supervising his care in Jordan.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/hussein012699.htm   (439 words)

  
 In Memoriam: King Hussein of Jordan
Hussein bin Ali was an Arab Prince from 1917 to 1924.
He was accompanied by his grandson Hussein, who survived the attack because a bullet was turned down by the medal he wore on his chest.
Abdallah's son Talal bin Abdallah (1909-1972) was deposed as a King by the Jordanian parliament because of mental weakness (schizophrenia).
www.nettyroyal.nl /hussein.html   (825 words)

  
 RW ONLINE:Hussein of Jordan: The Bloody King of Black September
From the beginning of his reign in 1952, Hussein was a faithful servant of the interests of major powers, especially the U.S. He collaborated with the Zionist settler-colonial state of Israel and the oppressive Arab regimes in the region.
Hussein was strongly opposed to the fedayeen operations against Israel from bases in Jordan.
Hussein began collaborating directly with the U.S. and Israel to prepare a move to crush the fedayeen presence in Jordan.
rwor.org /a/v20/990-99/995/hussein.htm   (2465 words)

  
 Tribute: King Hussein of Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jordan absorbs an influx of Palestinian refugees from the West Bank.
Abdullah is the son of Hussein's second wife, Antoinette Gardiner.
Hussein returns to the United States to undergo more chemotherapy for his cancer.
www.readingeagle.com /krt/news/thussein/html/1b.htm   (579 words)

  
 Jordan Expels the PLO in 1970
Jordan was seen as a waystation toward defeat of Israel and a united Palestinian Arab state encompassing Israel and Jordan.
Within 10 months the PLO were driven out of Jordan completely, and re-established themselves in Lebanon, a choice that led to eventual disaster for Lebanon.
Jordan's attack on the PLO led to an escalation of Syrian-Israeli tensions.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_1967to1991_jordan_expel_plo.php   (462 words)

  
 King Hussein of Jordan - Picture - MSN Encarta
King Hussein of Jordan - Picture - MSN Encarta
King Hussein I of Jordan adopted moderate policies throughout his 47-year reign.
Hussein played key roles in peace agreements between Israel and the PLO and between Jordan and Israel.
encarta.msn.com /media_461544714_761578350_-1_1/King_Hussein_of_Jordan.html   (58 words)

  
 CNN - Jordan's King Hussein undergoes bone marrow transplant - February 2, 1999
ROCHESTER, Minnesota (CNN) -- Jordan's King Hussein is in stable condition Tuesday after completing a bone marrow transplant, a pivotal step in his second battle with non- Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Marwan Muasher, Jordan's ambassador to the United States, said the king is "holding up very well" after undergoing two bone marrow infusions Monday and Tuesday.
King Hussein has ruled Jordan since 1952 and is credited with maintaining stability in a nation that was created with artificial borders by the British after World War I. During the past decade, the king has played a pivotal role in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9902/02/king.hussein/index.html   (396 words)

  
 Radio Amateur JY1 King Hussein of Jordan
Blackburn said King Hussein "promoted amateur radio to the hilt in Jordan" and saw to it that amateur radio classes we instituted in elementary schools.King Hussein also dropped in on meetings of the Royal Jordanian Radio Amateur Society in Amman.
Kilroy said his QSO with Hussein came right after a launch of the shuttle Colombia, and Hussein was monitoring the WA3NAN space shuttle retransmission frequency.
Hussein had been active in recent months from the US while seeking cancer treatment at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic.
www.users.skynet.be /on1cau/k_hussein.htm   (675 words)

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