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User Profile: Randa Khalifeh

About Randa Khalifeh
I am a Palestinian who lived in Jordan, studied in Vienna, and moved to Falls Church - Virginia. I am interested in cultures and their integration and hope to deliver the message of Jordanian writers to the world. I speak Arabic, English, German and French.

This user has submitted 33 translations to Watching America.

The New Hitler

September 19, 2018 // Al WAFD - Egypt - Arabic

Editor’s note: Content referring to the Holocaust may be offensive or disturbing to readers. Those who witnessed the first half of the 20th century and followed up on international events, or those who read history books about the Hitler era, will notice – without much effort – a great resemblance (even a [Read more]

What Kind of Impression Did Pence Leave Behind?

January 31, 2018 // Alghad - Jordan - Arabic

It is certainly clear that during his recent visit to Amman and Cairo, Vice President Mike Pence sought to reaffirm the strong partnership and ties among the United States’ historical allies in the region. He also sought to alleviate the justifiable fears which have been a natural reaction to President Donald [Read more]

Trump’s Eraser and Obama’s Pen

October 17, 2017 // Addustour - Jordan - Arabic

The world as we know it has grown accustomed to a certain type of president who engages in campaigns against presidents from other parties; they walk behind their predecessors carrying an eraser to erase or adjust what has been accomplished so far. Trump might be one of them. He is following Obama’s path with an [Read more]

Foreign Intervention … Recipe for Suicide!

October 7, 2017 // Alghad - Jordan - Arabic

The label for recent military interventions in some Arab countries — the majority of which are American-led — was “Regime Change.” Some world leaders who advocate humanitarian and democratic principles sympathize with oppressed Arab people, so they come to their rescue and rid them of their oppressive leaders, [Read more]

Obama and His Grandmother Lucy

August 28, 2015 // Al-Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

On very rare occasions are we able to cast a blind eye toward some of Obama’s stances. But if I manage to set aside his position toward Arab cases, especially the Palestinian one, then I can say that I am an avid fan of him, and until this very moment, I wasn’t able to harbor any feelings of oppression and hatred [Read more]

White House, I Don’t Believe You

March 4, 2015 // al-Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

The United States says that it is leading an international coalition against the terrorist organization, “the Islamic State group.” The White House confirms this and stresses its rejection of terrorism and extremism no matter its form, origin or source. The U.S. president appears gloomy, of course, after having [Read more]

Uncertainty about Winning the War Against Terrorism

March 4, 2015 // Al Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

Although the United States — which is armed, capable and powerful — lowered its ceiling of expectations from the war that it began waging against terrorism, and announced before its airstrikes campaign that its targets don’t exceed the purpose of weakening the Islamic State and curbing its surge, some among us [Read more]

Why Did Washington Hinder the Drones Deal?

March 5, 2015 // Addustour - - Arabic

It is not strange that Washington prohibited the export of drones to Jordan, despite the war Jordan is waging and that the war is not solely Jordan’s war in the region and in the world. The U.S. magazine Foreign Policy mentioned that Jordan forwarded a request to purchase Predator drones in spring of 2014; the [Read more]

The Sunni from Awakenings’ Perspective!

February 2, 2015 // al-Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

What The New York Times has published lately is nothing new. It mentions the signs and indications of what has taken over the American stance toward Syria during the most recent period that embodies granting priority to fighting the Islamic State and Nusra Front in Syria at the expense of ousting President Assad, an [Read more]

The Ghosts’ War

January 19, 2015 // Al Ghad - Jordan

The meeting of the European ministers of interior and justice on the eve of the big Paris rally and the announcement of American President Barack Obama’s intention to call for an international summit to discuss the situation of the war on terrorism all reinforces returning once again to the atmosphere which prevailed [Read more]

The King in Washington

December 18, 2014 // Al Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

Washington did not open its doors for His Majesty King Abdullah II only to listen to his consultations regarding the priorities of the region and how to deal with its issues, and to affirm its political and economic support for the kingdom, for the sole reason that Jordan plays an influential role in the current [Read more]

Who Are They Who Determine Our Destiny!

December 15, 2014 // Al Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

The significant and historical message forwarded by President Barack Obama to the spiritual leader of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stands as a significant indicator of the fundamental changes that are taking place in the restructuring of the coalitions and interests in the Middle East, which in the [Read more]

What Is Obama’s Vision on Syria?

November 25, 2014 // Addustour - Jordan - Arabic

It is difficult to count the daily statements made by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Obama, Pentagon officials and the spokesmen of the administration, with all its branches, in addition to the statements made by Secretary of State Kerry on the issue in Syria. This doesn’t reflect the state of confusion [Read more]