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Betsy Fisher

Denison '10 in Political Science and Arabic
Fulbright 2010-2011 in Jordan

I play the ukulele, teach English, read the news, and study Arabic.
I blog at betsyinjordan.blogspot.com

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Latest posts by Betsy Fisher

17 May 2011

Jordan: Debating a Possible GCC Union

The announcement that Jordan and Morocco might join the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) caused an immediate shockwave of reactions. Many Jordanians were elated at the news, saying that it...

Jordan: Marches to Palestine

6 May 2011

Palestine: Demonstrations Against Occupation, For Unity

In the last several years, West Bank Palestinian villages have seen their land claimed both by Jewish settlements in the West Bank and by the security wall erected by Israel....

Jordan: “Bring Raad Home” from Syria

Momentum is building up online to pressure the Syrian authorities to release Jordanian Raad Kawar, who has been held since April 19. The 26-year-old was in Syria returning by car...

20 March 2011

Palestine: Ongoing Protests for Unity

March 15th marked the beginning of protests for unity between Palestinians and an elimination of the political divisions in Palestinian society; however, on that day, protesters were violently dispersed both...

16 March 2011

Palestine: Protests for National Unity

Independent youth in Palestine called for protests in Gaza and the West Bank on March 15, 2011, showing their loyalty to Palestine rather than to Hamas and Fatah. Organized through...

13 March 2011

Jordan: Bloggers Celebrate Their Country

March 12, 2011 marked the fourth annual Blog for Jordan day. Jordanians, foreigners living in Jordan, and Jordanians living abroad, all pitched in to write about their love for Jordan...

7 March 2011

Jordan: I Love Jordan because …

Love was in the air in the Jordanian Twittersphere as tweeps took turns to list why they love their country under a new hashtag #ILoveJordan making the rounds lately. Betsy...

23 February 2011

Jordan: Show of Solidarity at Libyan Embassy

Jordan: Demands for Response to Libya Answered

Jordanians joined the rest of the world in condemning the heinous acts of Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi against Libyans. On Twitter, their anger mounted as the government continued to remain...

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