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The untold story of Jordanian generosity

The untold story in the continuing drama of Middle Eastern politics is the stabilizing role played by Jordan and the Jordanian people.

There are, today, thousands of refugees from Palestine, Iraq and now Syria who have found refuge in Jordan and who are assisted in countless ways by the everyday generosity of Jordanians.

Without Jordan, it is likely that the refugee crisis in the region would be manifestly much more severe.

In this video, Ms. Intesar Suleiman, a social activist with the Obedat Foundation, describes how the influx of refugees — first from Palestine in 1948 and 1967, then from Iraq, and now from Syria — has strained the Jordanian people, who by their nature are generous and helpful.