Ballad of Barbara #10. [73] The Allies of World War I, including Britain and France, whose imperial interests converged with the Arabist cause, offered support. [178] In 2000, Jordan joined the World Trade Organization and signed the Jordan–United States Free Trade Agreement, thus becoming the first Arab country to establish a free trade agreement with the United States. [14], Jordan is classified as a country of "high human development" with an "upper middle income" economy. [142] Political parties contested a fifth of the seats in the 2016 elections, the remainder belonging to independent politicians. After the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in 1916 during World War I, the Ottoman Empire was partitioned by Britain and France. 370,000 of these Palestinians live in UNRWA refugee camps. [206] The trail aims to revive the Jordanian tourism sector. We met Terry at Gene Autry OK in 1997. [103] The War of Attrition with Israel followed, which included the 1968 Battle of Karameh where the combined forces of the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) repelled an Israeli attack on the Karameh camp on the Jordanian border with the West Bank. [120] Forests cover 1.5 million dunums (1,500 km2), less than 2% of Jordan, making Jordan among the world's least forested countries, the international average being 15%. [13] This is due to high immigration rates of Muslims into Jordan, higher emigration rates of Christians to the West and higher birth rates for Muslims. A royal veto on legislation can be overridden by a two-thirds vote in a joint session of both houses. [103] Despite the fact that the Palestinians had limited involvement against the Israeli forces, the events at Karameh gained wide recognition and acclaim in the Arab world. Top Songs By Owen Mac. [154], The kingdom has followed a pro-Western foreign policy and maintained close relations with the United States and the United Kingdom. A typical Jordanian meze often contains koubba maqliya, labaneh, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, olives and pickles. The parliament also has the right of interpellation. [111] Proportional representation was re-introduced to the Jordanian parliament in the 2016 general election, a move which he said would eventually lead to establishing parliamentary governments. [121], Plant species and genera include the Aleppo pine, Sarcopoterium, Salvia dominica, black iris, Tamarix, Anabasis, Artemisia, Acacia, Mediterranean cypress and Phoenecian juniper. [113] The rift valley contains the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, which separates Jordan from Israel. I have since come to love it. The first police force in the Jordanian state was organised after the fall of the Ottoman Empire on 11 April 1921. [91] On 25 May 1946, the day that the treaty was ratified by the Transjordan parliament, Transjordan was raised to the status of a kingdom under the name of the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan, with Abdullah as its first king. He can declare war and peace, ratify laws and treaties, convene and close legislative sessions, call and postpone elections, dismiss the government and dissolve the parliament. [104] At the Rabat summit conference in 1974, in the aftermath of the Yom-Kippur War, Jordan agreed, along with the rest of the Arab League, that the PLO was the "sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people". In the past, Jordan had given many Palestinian refugees citizenship, however recently Jordanian citizenship is given only in rare cases. by Johnny Cash with June Carter Cash. Far Side Bank Of Jordan This song is by Jesse Winchester and appears on the album Love Filling Station (2009). [51], In 629 AD, during the Battle of Mu'tah in what is today Al-Karak, the Byzantines and their Arab Christian clients, the Ghassanids, staved off an attack by a Muslim Rashidun force that marched northwards towards the Levant from the Hejaz (in modern-day Saudi Arabia). In the heartbreak, sadness and need to get things done – it was left off the list. [298] Primary education is free in Jordan. [34], Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian Empire in 332 BC introduced Hellenistic culture to the Middle East. This poem was given to Marsha by a friend during a … The most promising segment of this sector is construction. [222] The main industrial products are potash, phosphates, cement, clothes, and fertilisers. "Far Side Banks of Jordan", a duet featuring Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, is a remake of a track first recorded in 1975 for a planned Gospel album that was recorded in full, but for reasons unknown was never released (the 1975 version of the song, along with the other tracks, would not be released until 2012). [128] The king retains wide executive and legislative powers from the government and parliament. [123] Mammal and reptile species include, the long-eared hedgehog, Nubian ibex, wild boar, fallow deer, Arabian wolf, desert monitor, honey badger, glass snake, caracal, golden jackal and the roe deer, among others. He there declared to a crowd of six hundred Transjordanian notables that the British government would aid the establishment of local governments in Transjordan, which is to be kept separate from that of Palestine. Regional instability over the decades halted oil and gas supply to the kingdom from various sources, making it incur billions of dollars in losses. And I'll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan I'll be waiting, drawing pictures in the sand And when I see you coming I will rise up with the shout And come running through the shallow waters reaching for your hand And I'll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan I'll be waiting, drawing pictures in the sand After that year the Public Safety Directorate was established. Or $1.29 to buy MP3. Far Side Banks of Jordan Was written by Terry Smith In 1972 or 73. [220] Phosphate mines in the south have made Jordan one of the largest producers and exporters of the mineral in the world. There are 600 companies operating in active technologies and 300 start-up companies. The dish is a symbol for Jordanian hospitality and is influenced by the Bedouin culture. [190], According to data from the Jordanian Ministry of Public Works and Housing, as of 2011[update], the Jordanian road network consisted of 2,878 km (1,788 mi) of main roads; 2,592 km (1,611 mi) of rural roads and 1,733 km (1,077 mi) of side roads. Turmoil in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque between Israelis and Palestinians created tensions between Jordan and Israel concerning the former's role in protecting the Muslim and Christian sites in Jerusalem. [104] The fedayeen activities soon became a threat to Jordan's rule of law. He refocused the government's agenda on economic reform, during his first year. Places such as Dana Biosphere Reserve and Petra offer numerous signposted hiking trails. [282], Boxing, Karate, Kickboxing, Muay-Thai and Ju-Jitsu are also popular. The nascent Hashemite Kingdom over Greater Syria was forced to surrender to French troops on 24 July 1920 during the Battle of Maysalun;[76] the French occupied only the northern part of the Syrian Kingdom, leaving Transjordan in a period of interregnum. [114] These include Irbid, Jerash and Zarqa in the northwest, the capital Amman and Al-Salt in the central west, and Madaba, Al-Karak and Aqaba in the southwest. [4] The capital and largest city of Jordan is Amman, which is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities and one of the most modern in the Arab world. It contains much of the valuable archaeological findings in the country, including some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Neolithic limestone statues of 'Ain Ghazal and a copy of the Mesha Stele. Far Side Banks of Jordan - Single. [25] 'Ain Ghazal, one such village located in today's eastern Amman, is one of the largest known prehistoric settlements in the Near East. [18] The leading cause of death is cardiovascular diseases, followed by cancer. [197] Some very well preserved historical cities include Petra and Jerash, the former being Jordan's most popular tourist attraction and an icon of the kingdom. [47] Christianity had become legal within the empire in 313 AD after Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity. [227], Nuclear science and technology is also expanding. Al-Mamlakah al-’Urdunniyyah Al-Hāshimiyyah), is an Arab country in the Levant region of Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. [191], Jordan has three commercial airports, all receiving and dispatching international flights. The Last Gunfighter Ballad is the 55th album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1977. [139] The current prime minister is Omar Razzaz who received his position on 4 June 2018 after his predecessor's austerity measures forced widespread protests. [212] This led to a reliance on importing oil to generate almost all of its electricity. [268] Pianist and composer Zade Dirani has gained wide international popularity. Traditional - November 2, 2010 Genre: Southern Gospel. [84] The British reluctantly accepted Abdullah as ruler of Transjordan after having given him a six-month trial. [117], Over 2,000 plant species have been recorded in Jordan. After a bill is proposed by the government, it must be approved by the House of Representatives then the Senate, and becomes law after being ratified by the king. More than 21% of Jordan's labor force was employed in industry in 2002. This high infrastructural development is necessitated by its role as a transit country for goods and services to Palestine and Iraq. [128], The 65 members of the upper Senate are directly appointed by the king, the constitution mandates that they be veteran politicians, judges and generals who previously served in the government or in the House of Representatives. [104] The Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace was signed on 26 October 1994. [14], In 2007, there were up to 150,000 Assyrian Christians; most are Eastern Aramaic speaking refugees from Iraq. [39] The Nabataeans, nomadic Arabs based south of Edom, managed to establish an independent kingdom in 169 BC by exploiting the struggle between the two Greek powers. [72] Transjordan's tribes in particular revolted during the Shoubak (1905) and the Karak Revolts (1910), which were brutally suppressed. [236] Since 2010, over 1.4 million Syrian refugees have fled to Jordan to escape the violence in Syria,[4] the largest population being in the Zaatari refugee camp. Jordan is the region's top medical tourism destination, as rated by the World Bank, and fifth in the world overall. Chords Standard As such, the lyrics are filled with emotions. [42] The Nabataeans were also talented stone carvers, building their most elaborate structure, Al-Khazneh, in the first century AD. And I’ll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan I’ll be sitting drawing pictures in the sand And when I see you coming, I will rise up with the shout And come running through the shallow waters, reaching for your hand. [104] As a result, the time period following the battle witnessed an upsurge of support for Palestinian paramilitary elements (the fedayeen) within Jordan from other Arab countries. [40] The Nabataeans massed a fortune from their control of the trade routes, often drawing the envy of their neighbors. The song is noted for its lyrics which feature June pondering the possibility of dying before her … The original plan involved constructing two 1000 MW reactors but has been scrapped due to financial constraints. [69] Egyptian rule was forcibly ended in 1841, with Ottoman rule restored.[69]. [33] During the Iron Age (1200–332 BC) after the withdrawal of the Egyptians, Transjordan was home to Ammon, Edom and Moab. West Bank Palestinians with family in Jordan or Jordanian citizenship were issued yellow cards guaranteeing them all the rights of Jordanian citizenship if requested. Owen Mac Ft Tony Allen Far Side Banks Of Jordan Official Video . [63] More Arab Bedouin tribes moved into Transjordan from Syria and the Hejaz during the first three centuries of Ottoman rule, including the Adwan, the Bani Sakhr and the Howeitat. [19] Much of the area that makes up modern Jordan was historically called Transjordan, meaning "across the Jordan", used to denote the lands east of the river. 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