Al Jazeera English recently aired its Arab Street program on Amman. It’s interesting to watch and listen to the views of average Jordanians as Al Jazeera poses various questions to them. The questions are, naturally, the usual suspects. Israel. Palestine. Israel. Palestine. Israel. Israel. Israel. Iraq. Iraq. Iraq. Oil. Water. Nuclear technology. Tourism. Honor crimes. Tribalism.
A lot of the views are, what I like to call, falsafeh, which is basically an art form in Jordan. Nevertheless, it is interesting to hear Jordanians speaking with a great deal of authority, even though some of the “facts” are not so factual.