Bin Talal Hussein


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Hussein bin Talal (14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death. Hussein's rule extended through the Cold War and four decades of Arab-Israeli conflict. He recognized Israel in 1994, becoming the second Arab head of state to do so.

Hussein claimed to be a descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through ... more »

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  • ''This is peace with dignity. This is peace with commitment. This is our gift to our peoples and the generations to come.... It will be real, as we open our hearts and minds to each other.''
    Bin Talal Hussein (b. 1935), Jordanian monarch, King of Jordan. New York Times, p. 1A (October 27, 1994). Marking the second full peace accord bet...
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