Abdelraouf Al-Rawabdeh

Abdelraouf Salem Nahar al-Rawabdeh
President of the Senate
In office
24 October 2013  25 October 2015
Preceded by Taher al-Masri
Succeeded by Faisal al-Fayez
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
4 March 1999  19 June 2000
Monarch King Abdullah II
Preceded by Fayez al-Tarawneh
Succeeded by Ali Abu al-Ragheb
Personal details
Born (1939-02-18) 18 February 1939
Irbid, Transjordan
Alma mater American University of Beirut
Religion Islam

Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh (Arabic: عبد الرؤوف الروابدة; born 18 February 1939 in Irbid) was Prime Minister of Jordan from 4 March 1999 until 19 June 2000, a leading political figure from the north city of Irbid in Jordan.

In a speech which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on June 27, 2009 (as translated by MEMRI) Al-Rawabdeh described the state of Israel as "a cancerous body" which can be confronted "in one of two ways: If you have the power, you use it to eradicate the cancer. But if you don't have the power, you try to contain the danger, until you obtain the power you need in order to eradicate it."[1]

On 24 October 2013 he was named President of the Senate. Al-Rawabdeh is the first President of the enlarged Senate, which now has 75 members, where previously there had been 60 members.[2] Al-Rawabdeh was succeeded as President of the Senate by Faisal al-Fayez on 25 October 2015.[3]

See also


  1. Former Jordanian Prime Minister Abd Al-Raouf Al-Rawabdeh: Israel - A Cancer That Must Be Eradicated, MEMRI, Transcript, Clip No. 2167, June 27, 2009.
  2. "New Senate appointed". The Jordan Times. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  3. "Royal Decree appoints Fayez Senate president". The Jordan Times. 25 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Fayez al-Tarawneh
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Ali Abu al-Ragheb

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/30/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.