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  King Hussein Foundation
The King Hussein Foundation (KHF) was established by a Royal Decree in 1999 as a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization to serve as an enduring commitment to the late King’s humanitarian vision and legacy.
King Hussein was dedicated to the principles of democracy, justice and peace within Jordan and among nations.
The King Hussein Foundation (KHF) was established by Royal Decree in Jordan in 1999 to serve as an enduring commitment to King Hussein’s humanitarian vision and legacy.
www.kinghusseinfoundation.org   (737 words)

  Hussein I - MSN Encarta
Hussein was educated at Victoria College in Alexandria, Egypt; the Harrow School in London, England; and the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England.
At the age of 15, Hussein was introduced to the turbulent world of Middle Eastern politics when he witnessed the assassination of his grandfather and predecessor as king, Abdullah ibn Hussein, in Jerusalem in 1951.
Hussein's refusal to condemn the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq helped him retain popular support within Jordan, but his neutral stance in the ensuing Persian Gulf War strained relations with the United States and some of his former Arab allies, who had formed an alliance against Iraq.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578350/Hussein_I.html   (975 words)

 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.
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.
King Hussein always persevered in his pursuit of genuine Arab reconciliation, wherever a conflict arose between neighbors or within a country, such as his mediation in the Yemeni civil war.
www.kinghussein.gov.jo /biography.html   (1138 words)

 Online NewsHour -- Remembering King Hussein: A Man of Peace
On Sunday, February 7, King Hussein lost his long battle with cancer, bringing to an end an extraordinary 46-year reign in Jordan.
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)

 City's Jews, Muslims voice praise for Hussein
Half a world away from where Jordan's King Hussein lay gravely ill in Amman last night, members of Pittsburgh's Muslim and Jewish communities praised the 63-year old king's efforts to reconcile with Israel and bring peace to all humanity.
The king's oldest son, Abdullah, was appointed crown prince 10 days ago and has been acting monarch since his father was flown to the United States last week for medical treatment.
"Remember," she said, "that King Hussein came to the throne at the age of 16 after the assassination of his grandfather." He had witnessed his grandfather King Abdullah's death at the hands of a Palestinian nationalist.
www.post-gazette.com /regionstate/19990206husseinreact3.asp   (776 words)

 In Memoriam: The Late King Hussein of Jordan (A Reminiscence)
King Hussein Bin Talal Al Hashemi, born in Amman in November 1935, was initially not as successful in marriage as he was in sports competitions.
However, the union of King Hussein and Princess Muna, as she was renamed, lasted 11 years and produced Abdullah, who in 1999 became King Abdullah, his brother Feisal, and twin girls Zein and Ayesha.
The 16-year-old Hussein, who had accompanied his grandfather to the mosque, was also hit by one of the assassin’s bullets, but because it struck a medal on Hussein’s chest, he emerged physically unscathed.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/0499/9904013.html   (1656 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)

 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.
edition.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9902/08/hussein.03   (1394 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Hussein: A Lifetime Balancing Act
King Hussein ibn Talal al-Hashem of Jordan, who died yesterday in Amman at the age of 63, was a small, soft-spoken man of modest demeanor who was thrust into a life of fame and danger by multiple accidents of history.
Hussein deployed the army to crush the riots and suspended the national legislature, but all those arrested were released shortly afterward, and Hussein toured the country to mend fences with regional and tribal leaders.
Hussein's father, Talal, became king, but mental illness forced him to abdicate a year later and Hussein was crowned King of Jordan at the age of 17.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/hussein/hussein.htm   (1826 words)

 As Iraq Awaits Saddam's Downfall, King Hussein Revives Hashemite Claim
The king recalled the brutal death of his cousin and closest boyhood friend, King Faisal II, in the July 1958 Iraqi revolution, comparing this to the historic martyrdom at Karbala in Islam's early days of Imam Hussein (the Prophet's grandson).
King Hussein appealed to the Iraqi people's deep sense of history, from Karbala through the Hashemite-led Arab revolt against the Ottomans, to the Jordanian and Iraqi armies fighting side-by-side in modern times, against Israel in 1948 and 1967, and Iran in the 1980s.
King Hussein could not have been ignorant of the situation in Iraq, or of the fact that Kamel is closely associated with the repressive nature of Saddam's regime.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/0196/9601025.html   (1441 words)

 King Hussein shares grief of Israeli families
KING Hussein of Jordan yesterday knelt before the grieving families of seven Israeli schoolgirls killed by one of his soldiers last week.
But King Hussein's attempt to restore confidence in Middle East peace-making may be short-lived if Israel goes ahead with its declared intention to begin work today on a new Jewish neighbourhood in annexed East Jerusalem, despite protests from Arab and Western leaders.
King Hussein, accompanied by his daughter, Aysha, and son, Faisal, piloted himself to Tel Aviv, where he was received by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1997/03/17/wisr17.html   (674 words)

 Radio Amateur JY1 King Hussein of Jordan
King Hussein was highly regarded by al the radio amateurs around the world, he was a wonderful guy....
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.
Although the new King does not appear to have a call sign, King Hussein's widow Queen Noor is JY1NH.King Hussein's brother, the former Crown Prince Hassan, is JY2HT, while his cousin, Prince Raad, JY2RZ, is chairman of the Royal Jordanian Radio Amateur Society.
www.users.skynet.be /on1cau/k_hussein.htm   (675 words)

 CNN - Jordan's peacemaker king walked a narrow line in the Mideast - February 7, 1999
Hussein guided his country through the volatile Cold War and four decades of Arab-Israeli conflict, successfully balancing the pressures of Arab nationalism and the allure of Western-style development against the stark reality of Jordan's geographic location.
The king himself -- at the time of his death the longest-serving executive head of state in the world -- held the reins of Jordan since May 1953, just a month before Elizabeth II was crowned queen of England.
Hussein's grandfather, King Abdullah, ruled Jordan from its inception in 1920 until his assassination -- at the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem -- in 1951.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9902/07/king.hussein.obit   (2031 words)

 King Hussein
Prior to his death at age 63 on February 7, 1999, King Hussein bin Talal was the longest serving executive head of state in the world.
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.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Hussein.html   (1069 words)

 World News & Prophecy > March 1999 > King Hussein's Uncertain Legacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
King Hussein was a voice of moderation and reason in the region, working for peace with Israel and trying to contain the radical influences calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
Additionally, the sudden change in the succession just two weeks before the King's death may have led to division in the royal family and divided loyalties in the military and amongst the Bedouin clans (the support of all of these groups is needed by the new king to succeed).
It is to be remembered that King Hussein was present when his grandfather, Jordan's first king, was assassinated in 1951 and survived more assassination attempts himself than any other monarch of the modern age.
www.wnponline.org /wnp/wnp9903/index.htm   (1191 words)

 King Hussein Photo Album
In his final years, King Hussein enjoyed surfing the WWW and developed a strong appreciation for the power of the Internet as a force for progress and understanding.
King Hussein presents his eldest son Abdullah (currently King of Jordan), with his parachutist's wings
King Hussein comforts son of a soldier killed in action
www.atlastours.net /kinghussein   (256 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Gravely Ill King Hussein Returns Home
King Hussein's office on the Web presents his thoughts on life.
One source called the king's condition a "hopeless case." Asked about his condition, another source said it was "a matter of hours." He said the king's liver and kidney had failed, his brain had stopped functioning and he was surviving on life support.
The king's arrival today in secrecy stood in stark contrast to his homecoming Jan. 19, when he rode through the city, cheered by tens of thousands of well-wishers, some of them firing guns in the air.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/daily/feb99/hussein5.htm   (890 words)

 King Hussein Foundation
The Foundation is a national and international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to give meaningful expression to the late King’s humanitarian vision and legacy with emphasis on democracy and peace, education and leadership, environment and health.
Therefore, to fulfill the legacy of the late King, and to continue his legacy in continuous giving, We saw that a foundation should be established in the Kingdom bearing his name: “The Foundation of King Hussein / The King Hussein Foundation” and would designate it to Your Majesty to establish it and head it.
I pray to God to give me the strength to fulfill the humane message of HM King Hussein and to repay the “favor” to the Jordanian people, who have overwhelmed me with their warmth and love throughout this life’s journey, which will go on until God wills it.
www.noor.gov.jo /main/khf.htm   (941 words)

 NCCCUSA General Secretary Statement on the Death of King Hussein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Throughout the years of his reign, King Hussein has been a voice of wisdom and moderation, seeking to balance the many competing demands and conflicting trends that have characterized the life of Jordan and the region in his near half century as king.
Of special note to us are the efforts that King Hussein and others have made to enhance good relations and promote dialogue among persons of different religious faiths, during a period when religion has often been used divisively and has become a source of conflict.
Dialogue with King Hussein personally in 1979 played a crucial role in the formation of the NCCCUSA Policy Statement on the Middle East, adopted by the Governing Board in November, 1980, that has served ever since as the foundation of the NCCCUSA's ecumenical activity and public witness on the Middle East.
www.ncccusa.org /news/99news15.html   (411 words)

 Hussein 1
Hussein's reign was marked by the differences introduced by the new Palestinian refugees and the original population of Jordan.
In the international arena, he was regarded as one of the USA's more reliable allies in the Middle East, though he did not join the USA in their condemnation of Iraq's occupation of Kuwait in 1990.
Hussein had 12 children: Alia, Abdullah, Faisal, Zein, Aisha, Haya, Ali, Abeer, Hamzah, Hashim, Iman, and Raiyah.
lexicorient.com /e.o/hussein_1.htm   (698 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)

 King Hussein's Uncertain Legacy > The Good News : May/June 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
King Hussein was a voice of moderation and reason in the region, working for peace with Israel and trying to contain the extreme elements calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
Hussein was at the side of his grandfather, Jordan's first monarch, when he was assassinated in 1951, and Hussein survived more assassination attempts than any other monarch of the modern age.
Happy the land whose king is nobly born, where princes eat at a respectable hour to keep themselves strong and not merely to revel!" (New Jerusalem Bible).
www.gnmagazine.org /issues/gn22/kinghussein.htm   (1346 words)

 CNN - Jordan's King Hussein resumes cancer treatment - January 27, 1999
ROCHESTER, Minnesota (CNN) -- King Hussein of Jordan is being treated again for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system, his private physician said Wednesday.
Hussein, 63, had been in Jordan only about a week before returning to the clinic where he had spent the last six months receiving chemotherapy treatment and a marrow cell transplant for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Before leaving Jordan, Hussein appointed his oldest son Abdullah as crown prince, replacing the king's brother, Hassan, as successor to the throne.
edition.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9901/27/king.hussein.06   (498 words)

 Rabbi Sonnenfeld meets with King Hussein
At that time, King Hussein, ruler of Hegaz, had great influence in the Arab world, in his own right and also as father of King Feisal of Irag and the Sheikh Abdullah, (great grandfather of the present day King Hussein) head of the Emirate of Trans-jordan who were also influential in the Arab world.
King Hussein’s visit to Rabbat Amman was of a political nature—he was visited there by the military governor of the British mandate and the head of the Zionist movement.
King Hussein and his party were staying here during their visit to his son the Emir Abdullah, head of the Trans-Jordan Emirate.
www.jewsagainstzionism.com /rabbi_quotes/sonnenfeldhusseinMeeting.cfm   (3598 words)

 CNN - Highlights of King Hussein's life - February 5, 1999
Born Hussein bin Talal in Amman to the Hashemite royal family that was the traditional guardian of the Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina.
Hussein puts down another revolt by pro-Nasser elements, but must request the intervention of U.S. and British troops to maintain his rule.
Hussein's private physician announces that the king's second bone marrow transplant has failed, and Hussein returns to Amman.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9902/07/king.hussein.obit/chrono/chrono.html   (685 words)

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