Fact Finding Mission 1-10 August 2003
Jordan, West Bank, Israel

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Meeteings with Jordanian government officials, including the Foreing Minister, Marwan Muasher (below left), Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament, Zeid el Resai (below right) and Minister of Planning, Bassem Awadallah (right)
Worship and fellowship with Jordanian Christians at the Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Amman.
Jordanian women, including a member of Parliament (right), representing a variety of NGO's, express their concerns about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and interpret their perceptions of United States foreign policy and its impact on the region.
Our visit overlapped that of House Majority Leader, Tom Delay, who is a strident Christian Zionist. Jordanians were candid in their assessments of Delay's prejudices. Asked of his impression of the Majority Leader, Mr. Zaid al Rifai (right) , who had met with him only one day earlier, said, "I would not want to use the word 'ignorant.' Let's say he has a lack of knowledge." About Delay's attitudes, Information Minister Nabil al Sharif said,"Some things are incurable."
Jordan's position in the configuration of Middle East nations states renders it both vulnerable to the region's instability and pivotal in understanding its conflicts. Foreign Minister, Marwan Muasher, said, "Jordan is between Iraq and a hard place." Our delegation began its mission in Amman, worshipping with Jordanian Christians, meeting government officials, engaging in dialogue with over 35 women representing dozens of NGO's and meeting the Grand Mufti of Jordan at the King Abdullah Mosque.

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