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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 International is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization registered in the United States and governed by a diverse board of trustees, chaired by Her Majesty Queen Noor.
www.kinghusseinfoundation.org   (614 words)

 JORDAN: The chameleon king   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
King Hussein of Jordan walked the tightrope of Middle East politics with greater skill than any of his contemporaries during the second half of the 20th century.
That the king did so for 46 years is a testament not just to his political skills, but to his personal charm, his commitment to the Hashemite kingdom, and to the intense loyalty he inspired within the armed forces recruited from Bedouin tribes.
King Hussein slowly repaired the damage of the PLO conflict, avoided involvement in the 1973 war, and began to position himself at the fulcrum of Arab politics.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/huss4.htm   (1970 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   (1309 words)

 Online NewsHour: King Hussein -- February 5, 1996
King Hussein of Jordan is near death at his palace in Amman, Jordan after undergoing cancer treatments at the Mayo Clinic.
KING HUSSEIN: The losses were tremendous, but the fact is that we are proud that we fought honorably and we are proud of our men, proud of the fact that despite all the odds, we were able to stand Israel.
KING HUSSEIN: We quarrel, we agree, we are friendly, we are not friendly, but we have no right to dictate, through irresponsible action or narrow-mindedness, the future of our children and their children's children.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/jan-june99/hussein_2-5.html   (2746 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.
King Hussein’s commitment to democracy, civil liberties and human rights has helped pave the way in making Jordan a model state for the region.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Hussein.html   (1069 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.
users.skynet.be /on1cau/k_hussein.htm   (675 words)

 Hussein of Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1994 King Hussein concluded negotiations to end the official state of war with Israel resulting in the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace which he had begun negotiating in secret with the Israelis in the 1970s.
A graduate of Cambridge University and a former lecturer in English literature at Cairo University, the bride was 26 to the groom's 19.
King Hussein was succeeded as king by his eldest son Abdullah II of Jordan.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Hussein_of_Jordan   (1668 words)

 King Hussein of Jordan Said to Name New Heir to Throne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was the first meeting between the king and his brother since their brief reunion at the airport Tuesday on the king's return home from six months in the United States for cancer treatment.
The 51-year-old prince, who ran the country while the king was away, has been crown prince since 1965 when King Hussein amended the constitution so that brothers as well as sons of the monarch could become heir to the throne.
At the time, the king, whose eldest son Abdallah was just three years old, had survived a series of assassination attempts and wanted to avoid a long regency for his young son in the event of his death.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/jork.htm   (472 words)

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King Hussein is not physically imposing and he appears neat and dignified which certainly matches his position as King.
Hussein was especially fond of his mother who he really loved and later stated that his father could not have ruled the country for the short time he did without her kindness and love.
Also King Hussein maintains that it is of the utmost importance for Arabs to unite on all the important issues and not to become factionalized.
www-personal.umich.edu /~rtanter/W96PS353S1/Hussein,King   (935 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.
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.
Speculation was that the king changed the line of succession for fear that if Hassan became king, it would be his sons -- and not Hussein's -- who would succeed to the throne.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/hussein012699.htm   (439 words)

 In Memoriam: King Hussein of Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
King Hussein belonged to the Hashemite dynasty, originally from Mecca, which descends from Hashem, the great-grandfather of the prophet Mohammed.
Hussein bin Ali was an Arab Prince from 1917 to 1924.
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)

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I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Majesty King Hussein after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
King Hussein’s death is a great loss to Jordan, the Middle East and the world.
King Hussein’s 47-year reign was marked by the strong and open relationship he enjoyed with his people.
www.pm.gov.au /news/media_releases/1999/hussein.htm   (192 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.washington-report.org /backissues/0499/9904013.html   (1656 words)

 RTE News - King Hussein of Jordan dies
Jordan's new King Abdullah has been formally sworn in as leader of the Hashemite Kingdom, after the death of his father King Hussein who died this morning aged 63.
King Hussein's funeral will be held tomorrow and is expected to be attended by some forty heads of state.
In her message, the President said that the name of King Hussein would always be synonymous with the search for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.
www.rte.ie /news/1999/0207/hussein.html   (220 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)

 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, 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)

 Jordan - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1983 King Hussein reconciled with Yasser Arafat, the PLO leader and moved to reinitiate Middle East peace negotiations.
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 July 1991 King Hussein lifted Martial Law which had been imposed since 1967 and agreed to be involved in peace talks to be held in Madrid, Spain in late Oct. 1991.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/jordan.htm   (1500 words)

 BBC News | Middle East | King Hussein: Middle East peacemaker
King Hussein had a sharp introduction to the violent world of Middle Eastern politics when he was just a teenager.
From its establishment in 1921, Jordan was a country at risk, carved from the desert area between Palestine and Iraq.
It was King Hussein's efforts to avoid inter-Arab bloodshed following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 that led to another major crisis for king and country.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/264587.stm   (777 words)

 Abdullah II of Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, King of Jordan (Arabic: عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين‎) (born January 30, 1962), is the current King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Abdullah was born in Amman to King Hussein and Princess Muna al-Hussein.
After assuming the throne, the politically inexperienced king at the time nearly caused a regional crisis by labeling Iran as the sole cause of instability in the region, to which Iran replied that the "Shah and his cronies are back into politics" (in reference to the courting by his father King Hussein of the Shah).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abdullah_II_of_Jordan   (1120 words)

 [02-08-99] As'ad AbuKhalil, Home View of King Hussein Does Not See a Kindly Democrat
The king is also remembered by his people for being one of the few ruling monarchs (at least as far as we know) who was for years on the payroll of the CIA.
And as Jordan prepares for a new era, the United States reacts with arrogance and a heavy hand; as soon as the King announced the change in the line of succession, the U.S. government decided to send $25 million worth of military equipment to the new heir.
What Jordan needs are serious political and economic reforms -- lifting the state of emergency, preserving the food subsidies that seem to annoy the IMF, ensuring the protection of a free press, and ultimately the installation of a new constitutional republic.
www.pacificnews.org /jinn/stories/5.03/990208-jordan.html   (720 words)

 Workers World Feb. 18, 1999: King Hussein's role in the Middle East
Jordan annexed the West Bank and half of Jerusalem in the 1948 war, during which 800,000 Palestinians were forced out of their homeland to make way for Israel.
Known as a high-living playboy from a very poor country, King Hussein was widely regarded with contempt as an agent of the West by leftist and nationalist forces.
Hussein's cousin, King Feisal, about the same age as Hussein, was the recipient of popular justice from the long-suffering Iraqi masses.
www.workers.org /ww/1999/jordan0218.php   (1719 words)

 Kennedy School Establishes Program to Honor Jordan's King
The gathering of international leaders and heads of state at King Hussein's funeral was a testament to the respect and admiration the world shared with the people of Jordan for his life and legacy.
His Majesty King Hussein served as the ruler of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for 46 years, beginning in 1953, marking his leadership as one of the world's longest-serving heads of state.
Parallel to the establishment of the King Hussein Professorship, the Kennedy School will establish a fund to enhance Jordanian participation in graduate degree programs of study, executive training programs with an international orientation, and new executive programs that will be created for the Arab world in general.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1999/03.18/hussein.html   (617 words)

 Jordan today commemorates King Hussein's birthday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During the ceremony, Her Majesty Queen Noor, the chair of the KHF, is expected to present King Abdullah with the first copy of “Hussein of Jordan” — an elegant volume of photographs retracing the life of the late King as a statesman, a world leader, a family man, and even a sportsman.
The volume, which was published by the KHF and which Queen Noor described as “a photographic record of King Hussein's life and work,” is to be launched in a limited edition both in English and Arabic, before its distribution on a larger scale at home and abroad.
Since King Hussein's death after a brave battle against cancer, universities and research centres in the US, Europe, Canada, and the Far East have awarded him posthumous peace prizes and recognitions, entitled fellowship funds in his memory and dedicated lectures and courses to his legacy.
www.jordanembassyus.org /11142000002.htm   (1048 words)

 Tribute: King Hussein of Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jordan absorbs an influx of Palestinian refugees from the West Bank.
The king uses his military to expel them from the country, but not before Syrian tanks intervene and come to the Palestinians' aid.
Hussein returns to the United States to undergo more chemotherapy for his cancer.
www.readingeagle.com /krt/news/thussein/html/1b.htm   (579 words)

 Gulf War Debriefing Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On February 6, King Hussein was forced to make a speech condemning the allied bombing of Iraq and in the eyes of many, putting Jordan on the side of Iraq.
Economically isolated and disliked by many in the West, Jordan is going to have a difficult time rebuilding its economy which was so dependent on Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
King Hussein's negotiating skills, which failed him in trying to seek a peaceful solution to this crisis, will have to be working perfectly if he wishes to maintain his kingdom in the face of international and possible domestic opposition.
www.leyden.com /gulfwar/kingjordan.html   (345 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)

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