The 1930s also witnessed the crystallization of Trans-Jordanian
nationalism on the one hand and of anti-Zionist solidarity with the Palestinian Arabs on the other.
Arab Legion, led by British officers was relatively the most effective force for its success in the battle for Old Jerusalem City despite its failure to defend other major cities and Arab population centers.
An exception is the division of Cis- and Trans-Jordanian
names into separate sections.
2) This extremist Islamic stream enjoys several significant advantages and sources of strength, including a diverse organizational and ideological infrastructure; an ability to rely on and benefit from the political and ideological cover provided by the radical mainstream Muslim Brotherhood movement (which has deep roots amongst both the Trans-Jordanian and Palestinian publics in Jordan); and the regional impact of the war in Iraq, which radicals have skillfully used to inflame passions and disseminate their ideas on the so-called "Arab Street.
Throughout most of the movement's history in Jordan, the Muslim Brotherhood's extremist wing has usually been identified with leaders of Palestinian origin, whose identification with the Hashemite regime was weaker than that of their Trans-Jordanian colleagues.
Although the book focuses on the land of the Bible, it rightly construes that region widely, examining materials from southern Syria to the north, the Negev and Sinai to the south, and the ancient trans-Jordanian
kingdoms to the east as well as relevant parallels from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.
When the Trans-Jordanian
Legion captured the eastern side of Jerusalem in 1948, all Jewish property was transferred to the Jordanian Custodian of Enemy Property Office.
However, a trans-Jordanian
right-wing "nationalist" movement has begun to crystalise and is likely to undermine what the king calls the embodiment of national unity.
The Bible supplies the basic evidence for the history of the Aramaic sphere and the Trans-Jordanian
states, as well as that of the Philistines (surveyed by M.
Since the September accord, many so-called "likudnik" Trans-Jordanian
nationalists have been making noises about the obligatory return to the West Bank and Gaza of all but 15% Jordanians of Palestinian origin.
Were certain south Trans-jordanian
polities still capable of military resistence as late as the 550s?
The basic fear of many Trans-Jordanians
is that most of the Palestinians who are Jordanian nationals will stay in Jordan, eventually achieve an equal political footing with their Trans-Jordanian
brethren and run the country.