For example, Transjordanians
monopolize the state apparatus; they staff the civil service, armed forces, and security organs, and they are considered the core constituency for the ruling Hashemite monarchy.
Some powerful Transjordanians
reject a fully representative Parliament that might see Islamists and Jordanians of Palestinian origin dominate the political-economic system, especially since the Muslim Brotherhood's base is disproportionately among Palestinian-Jordanians.
In this sense, the Jordan First motto is in parallel with the 'East Bank First' trend of Transjordanian
nationalists adopted in the aftermath of the civil war dating back to the early 1970s.
forces destroyed or forced evacuation of at least 12 Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria and occupied Jerusalem's Old City and Temple Mount.
Abdullah negotiated a new Anglo-Transjordanian treaty, ending the British Mandate and gaining full independence for Transjordan, on March 22, 1946; on May 25, 1946, the Transjordanian
parliament proclaimed Abdullah king, while officially changing the name of the country from the Emirate of Transjordan to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The government announced that redistricting would address some of the earlier inequalities, but in fact the distribution of the additional seats maintained the advantage of the largely pro-regime Transjordanian
south at the expense of the more oppositional--and Palestinian-populated--regions in and around Amman.
(10) A phenomenon explored in the radically different Transjordanian
setting by Joseph A.
In 1949 King Abdullah of Transjordan (now Jordan) indicated Transjordan's intention to absorb the West Bank, which was occupied by the Transjordanian
army, but after strong protestations by other Arab states he agreed that Transjordanian
administration would last only until the Palestinians were able to establish a united Palestinian state.
The lack of other examples is something Israel shares with the Transjordanian
, Phoenician, neo-Hittite and Aramaean states.
Technically and juridically, the Transjordanian
emirate remained part of Palestine, under nominal control of the British high commissioner in Jerusalem, and officially the Mandate remained in force there.
However, even for the Ghassulian Chalcolithic, we have to recognize that this region was a pathway of exchange if we take into consideration that basalt bowls and tools most probably originating at Yarmukian, Transjordanian
, or Tiberian sources were found at several sites (e.g., Williams-Thorpe and Phillip 1993).
Simultaneously, the Jewish Agency issued a statement expressing "horror and disgust" at the "barbaric" behaviour of the IZL and Lehi in Deir Yassin, and sent a cable to Transjordanian
ruler King Abdullah, expressing regrets and condolences for what had happened.