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European Tribune - Why the Middle East Conflict Never Ends
Fears, such as those expressed by the King of Jordan, about his country's national character being overwhelmed by the increase of new citizens are a type of cultural racism. History has shown that immigrants integrate into the general society, almost completely by the third generation, if they are allowed to. If the US can accommodate people of widely differing backgrounds, Jordan can accept some who differ only slightly from the native population.

IIRC, in the 48-67 period Jordan politics was dominated by a palestinian/jordanian split. So I would guess it is history more then racism talking here. Also, there is a difference in absorbing immigrants and new territories complete with inhabitants. How would the US if it incorporated Mexico as a number of new states?

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Jan 5th, 2009 at 12:07:14 PM EST

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