students, learning about global values, become frustrated that they are unable to
experience this world. Learning about diversity, they possess limited
opportunities to interact with people from elsewhere.
Jordan appears to have been relatively
unaffected by the upheavals of the Arab uprisings, but growing resentment at
nepotism, pandemic corruption, and economic deprivation lies just beneath the
Syrian state media accuses Jordanians of being rebel allies but this is to oversimplify. Many Jordanians do support the insurgency against Bashar al-Assad. But some oppose it and many others have grown skeptical as the spillover from Syria to Jordan increases.
Nablus' soap - a potent symbol of Nabulsi identity - at the height of its popularity was exported to the Middle East, western Europe and beyond. However, restrictions have negatively contributed to the industry's volatility over the last three decades.