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Audio: Why Did Jordan's King Abdullah II Leave The Country?

As Israelis prepare their gas masks, experts from America and the Arab world weigh in on a possible Syrian strike.
8/29/2013, 2:36 PM

A7 Radio's "Reality Bytes" with Josh Hasten
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Segment 1:

This week on Arutz Sheva's Reality Bytes Radio with Josh Hasten, controversial Jordanian writer and activist Mudar Zahran returns to the show for an exclusive interview. He stated, that King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have left the country. News reports say it's because of a working visits to Europe. But Zahran has other thoughts on the timing of his trip abroad as he anticipates an "Arab Spring: uprising in Jordan as well.

Plus, hear from an Arab perspective on whether or not the United Kingdom and the United States will attack Syria and if Syria will then attack Israel in response.

For a past interview with Mudar Zahran on Reality Bytes click here.

Segment 2:

Award-winning author Shimon Apisdorf discusses the 25th anniversary addition of his classic book The Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Survival Kit.

Segment 3:

International​ human rights lawyer Richard D. Heideman is currently in Israel to launch his new book The Hague Odyssey: Israel's Struggle For Security On The Front Lines Of Terrorism And Her Battle For Justice At The United Nations. He joins Josh and adamantly expresses his feelings that the world has waited too long in seeking justice for victims of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Segment 4:

Show host Josh Hasten discusses what he calls the "so-called" peace negotiations between the Israeli government's Justice Ministry and representatives of the Palestinian Authority.

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Photo: Jordan's King Abdullah II. Credit: Courtesy AFP news.

Josh Hasten is the President of the Bar-Am Public Relations firm based in Jerusalem and the CAMERA organization's 2009 Letter Writer of the Year. He is the founder of, a service which gives pro-Israel advocates the opportunity to improve their chances of getting their ideas published in the media. Josh hosts the Reality Bytes podcast live every Thursday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Israel time on Arutz Sheva -  Israel National Radio.
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