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Gadara

(găd`ərə), ancient city of the Decapolis, the modern Umm Qays (Jordan), SE of the Sea of Galilee. Extensive ruins mark the site. This Gadara must be distinguished from Gadara, the capital of Perea, which was destroyed by Vespasian in 68 B.C. The terms Gadarenes, Gergesenes, and Gerasenes appear variously for the locale of the celebrated miracle of the possessed swine reported in the New Testament. They probably refer to an obscure town on the east shore of the lake.
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Umm Qais said the only hope left for her and her family is the UNHCR's acceptance of her application for humanitarian asylum to any other country.
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Appealing to domestic and foreign tourists alike, Ambassador Wells expressed her hope that Umm Al Jimal becomes a well-traveled tourist destination like its neighbor to the North, Umm Qais.
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Saif pointed out that tourism in Jordan is not exclusive to Petra, Jerash, Umm Qais, or Wadi Rum, but they are different regions and the Kingdom is a "natural museum throughout the year.
Buzkova hopes that the bilateral relations will develop in tourism, commerce and industry, as Jordan is host to many touristic sites such as those in Petra, Jerash, Ajloun and Umm Qais.
Jerash and Umm Qais were further goals of sightseeing and, of course, Petra, where they enjoyed the great Nabatean monuments and the exciting view from the Deir.
A 20 ans, il a dE[umlaut]jEa Ea son palmarE s de nombreuses manifestations musicales en Jordanie, Festival de Jerash 2003, FE[logical not]tes de la Musique Ea Umm Qais, Madaba et Amman, ainsi qu'Ea l'E[umlaut]tranger, Liban, Allemagne, Italie, Turquie, et bien sE[c]r en France (Nice, ToulouseC*) Lors de ce concert solo, sa sEour Dima Bawab, soprano bien connue du public jordanien, E[umlaut]tait prE[umlaut]sente dans la salle pour soutenir la performance de son frE re.