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Interview with Jordan’s Foreign Minister on Twitter!

Posted in Uncategorized by Priapus_D on July 18, 2010

Khaled El Ahmad (@Shusmo) is interviewing his excellency the foreign minister of Jordan Nasser Joudeh (@NasserJudeh) tonight on twitter. Below is what I could gather and understand of this interview amid all the noise and static in the twittersphere! The interview used the hashtag: #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

OK, a bunch of questions were about the same topic, so I’m gonna tweet all 4 questions because it is the same answer

#QFMJO @DnJihadSoaileek : How serious is the latest media driven debate on Jordan-US nuclear disagreement?

#QFMJO @MayseNababteh : How true is it that Israel is trying to disrupt our efforts 4 nuclear energy? What r we doing 2 preserve our RIGHT?

#QFMJO @Elsalameen : Why do you think Israel is sabotaging Jordan’s nuclear program? Can you name an instance of Israel doing so?

#QFMJO @tarawnah : R there any circmstnces under which #Jordan wld yield its right 2 develop nuclear energy due 2 #Israeli & #USA pressure?

@NasserJudeh responds:

@Tarawnah #QFMJO absolutly not. jordan’s peaceful neoclear energy program is a strategic requirement 4Jordan. There is not US pressure(con)

#QFMJO there is not Us pressure not to proceed with the program on the contrary there is support for this (con)

#QFMJo as expressed recently by the state dep. discussions are ongoing with the US to finalize NCA similar to ones signed with others (con)

#QFMJO israel may have tried to throw a spanner in the works in our discussion with other countries but this will not deter us (con)

#QFMJO and our Neoclear program is proceeding on schedule. neoclear energy for jordan is not a lucxtury but a question of survival.

#QFMJO given our reliance on imported energy, which takes its heavy toll on our economy. All our friends appreciate this.

@Shusmo asks:

Thank you, Now I have 3 questions tackling the same issue which will shoot all 3 at once for the same answer #QFMJO

#QFMJO @MohannedA : Other than providing support for the anti- terror “global” effort, what leverage do we REALLY have on the world stage?

#QFMJO @MayseNababteh : Pls clarify what our role is in the global fight against so-called #terrorism? Why r we in #Afghanistan?

#QFMJO @tarawnah : Are there plans for Jordan to inform its public where it has sent troops & their role in the so-called “war on terror”?

@NasserJudeh responds:

@MohannedA #QFMJO providing support? We are in this effort primarly to protect our own national interests and citizens. need i remind (con)

#QFMJo need i remind how many times we were targeted by terror and how many innocent lives we have lost?

#QFMJO and yes in order for this to be effective it has to be in concert with the golbale network. as for laverage; experience, respect (con

#QFMJO our leadership’s vision and wisdom and stature on the world stage to name but a few factors contributing to laverage.

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @zsafwan : How does #Jordan view new #Turkish role in region? Will role help change rules of the game for region?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO Turkey is an important neighbour to our region and is attempting to contribute positvely to quest of peace as are many other (con)

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @bataleh :اسرائيل تقول لا دوله فلسطينية بل تتحدث عن الاردن كوطن بديل ونحن نصر ان هناك سلام و نحمي سفيرها بعمان وهم يقصفون غزة !لماذا؟

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO الاردن ليس وطنا بديلا لاحد. فلسطين هي فلسطين والاردن هو الاردن وكل من يدعي او يروج لغير ذلك هو واهم @bataleh ÷ما بالنسبة لغزة Con)

#QFMJO اما بالنسبة لغزة فموقف جلالة الملك المعظم الثابت هة بضرورة وحتمية رفع الحصار الجائر عن اهلنا في غزة وبوجود المستشفى الميداني

#QFMJO العسكري ومئات قوافل الااغاثة والمساعدات الطبية والانسانية والغذائية لغزة كنا فعليا اول من كسر الحصار قولا وفعلا

#QFMJO والاردن يسخر كافة علاقاته الدبلوماسية لخدمة القضايا العربية وفي جوهرها القضية الفلسطينية واهله

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @Priapus_D : Will #Jordan play a MORE active role in the solution to the #Arab #Israeli Conflict?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO forgive me for saying that this a rhetorical question as no one has played a more active role in the quest for peace in our region

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @Priapus_D : In this time of shifting sands how is #Jordan going to adjust it’s international Alliances?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO please forgive spelling mistakes as i am typing very fast with two fingers but you get the general drift i hope.
@Shusmo replies:
@NasserJudeh Yes we we got it 🙂 thank you #QFMJO
@NasserJudeh responds:
Jordan’s foreign policy is not 1 that is based on axies & or alliances it’s one based on concensus building and a collective effort. #QFMJO
HM Traverls the world to bring opp. to Jordan & to focus intl attention on regional challanges and need to collectivly address them #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO I have few questions in regards to #Jordan Embassies abroad will shoot them together
#QFMJO @RaniaWreikat : Why doesn’t Foreign Ministry have a more informative Portal,with each embassy & consulate website being part of it?
#QFMJO @KhalilWahhab :had a question about creating an English website 4 the Ministry & some of the foreign Embassy websites are unavailable
#QFMJO @RaniaWreikat : Why don’t #Jordan embassies set up Jordanian schools abroad for our children? most of the other embassies do
#QFMJO @RaniaWreikat : Why cant Jordanian expats vote through embassies? why do we lose this basic right?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO We do have the mininstry’s website in both english and Arabic, they are undergoing redesign and redevelopment.

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @MohannedA : How is the #Obama doctrine any different from the #Bush doctrine as it relates to #Jordan and its foreign policy?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO No different in HM’s meetings with Obama since he took office there has been nothing but reaffermation of strong bond between (con)
#QFMJO between 2 contries and appreciation for jordan’s imp. role in region as a voice of reason and vision. This feeling is carried (con)
#QFMJO from adminstarion to adminstration. @MohannedA

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @HamzehN : Can u plz share short-to-medium term goals on ministry’s current agenda? Can u comment on obstacles u face WITHIN #JO?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO @ Building on work of pervious ministers and ensuring that diplomatic corp is eqpt, trained and supported 2 carry out it’s (con)
#QFMJO it’s dutiesa in implemnting HM’s visions and policies. i always say that HM with the respect that he has around the world cont.
#QFMJO opens the door and creats opp. it is up to us to walk through these doors and do our work. this requires a polished cont.
#QFMJO diplomatic corp and attracting a new generation of young energetic jordanian men and women surving their country here and abroad/
that is my dream here at the ministry. empower those who are here and attract talent into the system. #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @mirqab Do u agree with a governmental project to edu ppl about political parties b4 rushing to the elections?
#QFMJO @mirqab : As proper elections require the presence of political parties ,do u think we r ready for non-tribal elections?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO I think this is a question for others in the gov. and although I am not short of an answer lets stick to foreign policy cont.
#QFMJO refere to what HM & PM said recently on vision for the kind of political parliamentary representation Jordanians should aspire Cont
2 truely reflect our country’s vision for the future. #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @DnJihadSoaileek : How do u view the future role of #JO diplomatic mission in bridging the gap with Jordanians abroad?

@NasserJudeh responds:

an essential componant of the work of Jordanian embassies abraod is maintaing channels with jordanian communities abraod cont. #QFMJO
#QFMJO we do everything in our power 2 facilitate and meet needs of Jordanians abroad and provide cont.
them wih assistance required 2 maintain links with their homeland #QFMJO

@Shusmo say:

Thank you Your Excellency @NasserJudeh we are having a 10 minutes break and we will resume afterwards #QFMJO

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO shall we

@Shusmo says:

Welcome back #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @tarawnah : #JO has so far failed to attract large- scale foreign invstmnt, what needs 2b done 2 attract giants like #Google & #Nike?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO @tarawnah electricity,energy, water, telecom,DISI,aQABA, hotels, kh business park, all and much more. Hardly failure.cont
#QFMJO @tarawnah not to mention Maktoob`s recent success with Yahoo. doesnt mean we cant do more and we r trying.

@Shusmo:
@NasserJudeh Good answer thank you #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @MohannedA : What would it take 2 withdraw the #Jo #ambassador from #Israel?

@NasserJudeh responds:

#QFMJO @MohannedA In the recent flotilla incident it was Jordanian diplomacy contacts with many, including Israel that secured release of the passengers. Like I said, Jordan’s diplomatic ties r utilised to serve the Palestinian Cause and exert pressure when necessary.

@Shusmo says:

I have 2 more questions before we wrap up #QFMJO

@Shusmo asks:

@bataleh : ما الذي يحدد حضور او عدم حضور الاردن لأي قمة عربية ؟

@NasserJudeh responds:

@bataleh #QFMJO الاردن تاريخيا لم يتخلف عن حضور اي قمة عربية ودائما يحرص على الاجماع العربي والعمل العربي المشترك. ولذلك الاردن دائما يشارك


@Shusmo asks:

#QFMJO @SamiaQ: How to encourage US/EU to send more aid for Iraqi refugees since they r stuck n jordan? we cant ignore them after all

@NasserJudeh responds:

@SamiaQ iraqis in jordan r not refugees even though they r here in large no. we share with tem wot lit we have as our guests & #QFMJO
#QFMJO and brethrens and yes this has an added toll on our economy. we have received aid in past and cont. to seek intl help in this regard.

@Shusmo says:

Those are all the question we have for His Excellency @NasserJudeh this is not the end, but rather the beginning of a dialogue #QFMJO
I would like to thank His Excellency @NasserJudeh, much appreciated and hope this is the start of something positive #QFMJO

@NasserJudeh responds:

@Shusmo My pleasure I enjoyed it thoroughly brought back good memories of when I used to do this as minster of inf. #QFMJO cont
#QFMJO in fact I remember a night like this one when i sat late into the night with my good friend marwan jumah @ICTMIN in the mid 90’s cont
#QFMJO hve set an example of how to be close to people whether in real life or cyber space and we are trying to follow that example cont
#QFMJO today we see the PM and several ministerws and officials not only on twitter but everywhere. this is the beauty of our beloved jordan
#QFMJO if I have not answered any remaining question by all means keep them coming and I promise to answer in due course. Thank u @Shusmo
#QFMJO and thanks to my entire team whose suppopset in always invaluable. lets do another session soon! Good Night!

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A Summay of my Tweets on Burqa (Niqab) Ban

Posted in اليومية by Priapus_D on July 15, 2010

Yesterday I had a discussion with @DarthNader and others on Twitter about the issue of banning #Burqa in France. While I reviewed my profile, I thought that I can make a small thought in Mirrors on the Way only by aggregating my tweets, therefore having a blog post about my view on that matter. Here is what I came up with:

#Burqa ban isn’t about limiting clothing choices, it’s about giving you the right to your identity. Absolute hypocrisy is to abuse freedom to create oppression. The hypocrisy is that the people who are for the choice of wearing the #Burqa are not for the choice of taking it off! People can liberate themselves only when they see light not stay locked up in darkness. a #Burqa bans a woman’s life, while a #BurqaBan frees her from that chain of darkness. Therefore, I argue that it should be called Freedom-From-Burqa instead of #BurqaBan.

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