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  • Regally Blonde

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life" (Miramax, 2003), the autobiography of Noor Al Hussein, Queen of Jordan, has been on The New York Times Best-Seller List for six weeks now. This week it was number one. More Americans might get their news from ABC, but these days many...

  • Having Tea with Hussein

    By Tom Tugend

    February 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    While the leaders of nations eulogized King Hussein for his statesmanship and advocacy of peace, one Los Angeles couple remembered the Jordanian monarch for his human and social touch.

    Edward Sanders, one of the most senior Jewish leaders in the United States, and his wife, Rose, were...

  • ‘Shalom,‘Friend’

    By Eric Silver

    February 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Israel mourned King Hussein this week as one of its own. The government ordered flags flown at half-mast on all public buildings. Flower children lit memorial candles in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. In a conscious echo of President Clinton's valediction to Yitzhak Rabin, the two...

  • His ‘Friend Was Peace’

    By Rabbi Marvin Hier

    February 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It was my privilege to know His Majesty King Hussein in connection with our work, but more so, to know him personally as a human being. Undeniably, he was a king, and most certainly entitled to wear his crown, but, instead, he preferred to act "kingly" and walk humbly.

    The most...

  • ‘We Made Him a Symbol’

    By James D

    February 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Even the weather suggested mourning; at the Jordanian Embassy in northwest Washington, a cold drizzle turned the adjacent construction sites into mud holes, and a large portrait of King Hussein, who died on Sunday, was streaked with rain. Still, a steady procession of mourners...

  • Embracing the King

    By Gerald Bubis

    February 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    There were 20 of us, members of Americans for Peace Now. who had come to meet with the king. We were excited, curious, anxious and interested. It was barely two weeks after the 1996 Israeli election.

    We had been escorted from our hotel by Jordanian police, and, after a long wait in a...

  • A Royal Concern

    By Eric Silver

    February 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    At the height of the Yom Kippur War, when Israel was rushing all available combat troops to the Syrian and Egyptian fronts, an Israeli official was asked who was defending the eastern border. "King Hussein," he replied, "as usual."

    The ailing monarch has not always been the truest of...

  • Mideast

    By Larry Derfner

    August 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    King Hussein's battle with lymph cancer leaves Israel hoping for the best


    Israel's Best(Arab) Friend


    By Larry Derfner, Tel Aviv Correspondent

    When Prime Minister...