web analytics
October 21, 2014 / 27 Tishri, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

Jordan’s Secular Opposition: Plan B for Jordan

For the first time, the Palestinians engaged fully in the protests, calling for toppling the regime.
Can King Abdullah II of Jordan be saved?

Can King Abdullah II of Jordan be saved?

XII-Establishing a compensations fund for the political activists who have peacefully taken part in the revolution against the Hashemite regime. The fund will secure that money allocated to the activists will be more than the unemployment allowance. Additional funds will be allocated to activists who have suffered physical and emotional harm due to their political activism.

XIII-Issuing an act by which racial discrimination is criminalized and punishable by law. Acts of discrimination will be legally recognized as a misdemeanor or even a felony if an act of discrimination results in physical harm or destruction of property.

XIV-Issuing a new act by which the General Intelligence Department is de-commissioned, and a new intelligence agency is established under the name: The Jordanian Intelligence Agency, which will be committed to securing Jordan from external threats, and, as is the case with the CIA and the MI6, it will be banned from interfering with the country’s internal affairs.

CAN THE JCORF BE SUPPORTED?

In November 2012, the Syrian opposition in exile formed the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces with the aim of “replacing the Assad government and its symbols and pillars of support within days, it received recognition from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.” [37], the Arab League [38] the EU [39] and the US.[40].

This international recognition will help the NCSRO in forming an interim government once Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad falls; JCORF is seeking the same line of support to replace King Abdullah if or when he falls.

International recognition for the JCORF might not come as quickly as was the case for its Syrian counterpart, because the King of Jordan is still in power, unlike Assad who has lost control over massive parts of Syria [41].

Nonetheless, the international community might start looking for an entity to talk to once the king begins to lose control over Jordanian towns. Therefore, those concerned for Jordan’s stability should secure support methods for JCORF now as a “Plan B” for when/if Jordan’s king falls, in order to give the JCORF the advantage over the Muslim Brotherhood.

THE INTERIM GOVERNMENT IS THE WINNER

Forming an interim government after the King falls is what the JCORF is aiming to achieve, this is a following of the Syrian opposition’s model as the Syrian National Collation of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces is already creating a government in exile that might serve as an interim government if the Syrian regime falls. [42] The Syrian National Collation for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces has been empowered to take this step by the US recognition of it which followed a British recognition; Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK has decided to recognise the Syrian opposition coalition. [43]. President Barack Obama said the US now formally recognises Syria’s main opposition coalition as “the legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. [44].

The recognition of the UK and then the US was followed by recognition from more than 100 countries. [45]

The international support for the Syrian National Collation of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces is what grants its legitimacy and prominence. Despite the fact that there are many opposition players on the ground in Syria.

It might be beneficial for JCORF to follow its Syrian counterpart’s model. Nonetheless, the situation in Jordan is not as intense as that of Syria; therefore, the international recognition process might take some time. Still, international powers will have JCORF to talk to once the regime begins to fall.

Those concerned for Jordan’s stability and peacefulness should seek to promote the JCORF with international powers in the West.

Once JCORF is situated in an interim government, it will have access to state funds and bureaucracy which will enable it to build credibility with the public and rally the support for the secular opposition’s member needed for it to win presidential and parliamentary elections.

Once in an interim government in Jordan, JCORF intends to take the following steps to establish a stable, democratic and peaceful Jordan:

I. To establish a constitution drafting committee that will put a constitution into referendum. The draft constitution will be aimed at securing human rights and dignity for Jordanians and establish a civil state.

II. Running Presidential elections where the president is elected by public vote.

About the Author: Mudar Zahran is a Palestinian writer and academic from Jordan, who now resides in the UK as a political refugee.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “Jordan’s Secular Opposition: Plan B for Jordan”

  1. this is an important document

  2. Marty Mensch says:

    This is very promising. I would like to see him repace the PA & Abass, which is not working. & than take all those that do not want to live in a Jewish State with us to Jordan with him. We should help with in Jordan. He sounds that he just might be the one that will bring real Peace to the entire region with our help.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Facebook post from man believed to be Canadian convert to Islam who rammed soldiers with his car in possible terrorist attack, Oct. 20, 2014.
‘Radicalized’ Convert to Islam Attempted to Murder Canadian Soldiers [video]
Latest Indepth Stories
256px-Israel-Palestine_flags.svg

Polls indicate that the Palestinians are much more against a two state solution than the Israelis.

Map of Syria-Turkish border area, pinpointing Kurdish border town of Kobani, just taken by ISIS terror forces Oct 7, 2014.

Turkey and Iran the 2 regional powers surrounding the ISIS conflict gain from a partial ISIS victory

The Rosenstrasse area of Berlin, where Jewish husbands of non-Jewish German wives were held.

Emigration from Israel is at an all-time low, far lower than immigration to Israel from Europe.

NY rally against Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' opera. Sept. 22, 2014.

Leon Klinghoffer’s daughters: “‘Klinghoffer’ is justified as ‘a work of art’…This is an outrage.”

Do you seriously think that as you kidnap our children we should medically treat and help yours?

Sometimes collective action against the heinous acts of the majority is not enough. The world should not only support the blockade of Gaza; it must enforce the dismantling of Hamas.

The Arab Spring has challenged Jordan with the task of gradual reform with regard to its monarchy.

Israel offered Syria the entire Golan Heights, only to find that the Syrians were demanding MORE!

Israeli hasbara too can be described at best as pathetic, at worst non existent.

A ‘good news’ story from the Nepal avalanche disaster to warm your heart. Take out your Kleenex.

Journalists see the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as morality play: Israel=evil; Palestine=innocent

Warsaw Ghetto: At its height, the Nazis walled in some 500,000 Jews within the1.3 square mile area.

While police officers face dangers every day on the job, Jews also face danger in their daily lives.

Carter developed a fondness for Arafat believing “they were both ordained to be peacemakers by God”

If Hamas is ISIS, the world asks, why didn’t Israel destroy it given justification and opportunity?

That key is the disarming of Hamas and the demilitarization of Gaza – as the U.S., EU, and others agreed to in principle at the end of Operation Protective Edge.

More Articles from Mudar Zahran
champions

A., a teacher: “I do not know a single Gazan who is pro-Hamas at the moment, except for those on its payroll.”

train-niqab

Permitting the niqab in the British legal and educational systems not only further legitimizes Islamist fundamentalism, but also opens the door for enforced apartheid.

For the first time, the Palestinians engaged fully in the protests, calling for toppling the regime.

Hamas has brought misery, pain and destruction to Gaza, so Hamas’s alleged involvement in narcotics trafficking should not come as a shock to anyone.

Far from being the guardians of modesty and public morality, the Islamists are the worst offenders of sexual deviance and inappropriate public behavior.

With both Pakistan’s strongmen and its Islamist forces ready to take anti-Western action, the U.S. and the West must reconsider the amount of attention they pay to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

Last week, protests broke out in Jordan after a government decision to raise fuel prices.

It might be helpful now to start wondering what sort of ideas Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood, and its leader, Controller General Sheikh Hamam Sai’d, will advance if they seize power in Jordan — possibly with the blessing and encouragement of the United States.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/jordans-secular-opposition-plan-b-for-jordan/2013/06/10/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: