NJPPA Understanding - Matt Rainey/Star Ledger
An Uncertain Future
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Sali Samir Asan Sahin (age 9) jumps from ancient rock to ancient rock at the top of a hill where the Roman Temple of Hercules from the 2nd century AD rises in ruin in the center of Amman, Jordan Sunday evening. She lives nearby and plays on the rocks all of the time, she says. The city of over 1 million and the country of over 5 million contains over 50% of its population stemming from Palestinian roots. Jordan has been placed in a difficult position by US Foreign policy in that it is geographically located between Israel and Iraq and has to cope with the Israeli/Palisitinian issue and the possible US led war on Iraq.

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