Aaron Magid


Jordan's King Abdullah arrives at the opening ceremony of the first ordinary session of 18th parliament in Amman, Jordan, Nov. 7, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

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Jordan monarch's comments on Palestinians raise tensions in kingdom

Tuesday, May. 16, 2017 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

The Jordanian media censored an interview King Abdullah gave to The Washington Post, where he said 96% of Islamic State terrorists captured and killed last year were of Palestinian origin, which provoked confusion in the kingdom.

War of words escalates between Jordan, Iran

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

Jordan’s 1994 peace treaty with Israel along with its pro-US orientation seems to have put the country on a collision course with Iran.

Difficult negotiations over future of 75,000 Syrians trapped in 'no-man's land'

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

Since the IS June attack on Jordan’s Rukban border with Syria, the Hashemite kingdom has tightened security measures, to the point of banning food and medical aid to the Syrian refugees trapped on the border, prompting negotiations with the UN.

Jordan launches battle against Uber

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

The Jordanian government is cracking down on Uber drivers because the company is in violation of public transit laws.

Why many Jordanians have little stomach for upcoming elections

Monday, Jul. 25, 2016 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

Distrust toward parliament, stemming from electoral fraud and doing nothing about the struggling economy, has generated Jordanian apathy toward parliamentary elections in September.

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Aaron Magid is a Washington-based journalist who formerly reported from Amman. He graduated from Harvard University with an MA in Middle Eastern studies. His articles have appeared in Al-Monitor, the New Republic and the Daily Star (Lebanon). On Twitter: @AaronMagid

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