Obama to host Jordan king for Middle East talks
13-May-2011 (3 comments)

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host Jordan's King Abdullah on May 17 to discuss unrest across the Middle East and the quest for Arab-Israeli peace, the White House said on Monday.

The visit by the king, a player in past U.S.-led Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, comes three days before Obama meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu whose relationship with the president has sometimes been strained.

Darius Kadivar

Hosting a King In Difficulty ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Jordan has also not been immune from political turmoil sweeping the region.

Street protests in March, coinciding with democracy demonstrations that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and threatened other authoritarian rulers, prompted Abdullah to sack his unpopular prime minister.



Joe L., I am disappointed in you!!!!

by Bavafa on

In exchange, they offer their abiding gratitude, resources and the key decisions in their country which often times if not always goes counter to the interest of their people.


Joe L.

US relationship with dictators

by Joe L. on

Notice how US can only influence those that we pick up their tab? Israel, Jordan, Pakistan...Bunch of useless countries that never can help us establish a long term political benefit. Who gives a D@mn about this King? what do they got? Really!