But professional propagandists who wish to draw an artificial distinction between these groups of Arabs for the sake of political expediency or to push a particular agenda, do attempt to bifurcate them:
revoked the citizenship of thousands of subjects who originally came to Jordan from the West Bank. Reuters doesn't mention this and suggests, misleadingly, that such deprivations are only now being considered:But Jordan's leading news website www.Ammonnews.net doesn't shy away from hectoring the government over misappropriation of funds by senior officials or highlighting fault lines between the country's Palestinian population and indigenous Jordanians.
Would Reuters be as taciturn if the Israeli government had stripped its Arab population of citizenship? Rhetorical question.Hattar's 'Allofjordan' was one of the few outlets, along with 'Ammonnews', to publish statements of normally apolitical ex-army officers asking King Abdullah to revoke citizenship of thousands of Jordanians of Palestinian origin, echoing the same fears the kingdom could turn into a Palestinian state.