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Population of Jordan

the population of Jordan stood at 5,100,981, of whom 51 percent were males and 49 percent females. The growth rate was 2.5 percent, compared to 3.3 percent in 1994. According to the World Bank, the population was estimated at 6.2 million in 2012, at least two million of whom live in Amman. Around 80 percent of the population is urban and it is one of the youngest among upper-middle income countries: 38 percent of the population is under the age of 14, while the entire working age (15-64) cohort comprises only about 58 percent of the population. The life expectancy at birth was 73 years old in 2011.

Economy of Israel

Israel has a technologically advanced free market economy. Cut diamonds, high-technology equipment and pharmaceuticals are among its leading exports. Its major imports include crude oil, grains, raw materials and military equipment. Israel usually posts sizeable trade deficits, which are offset by tourism and other service exports, as well as significant foreign investment inflows.

Israel is hoarding the Jordan River – it’s time to share the water

Water that Israel promised Jordan back in the 1994 peace treaty has still not materialised. In the West Bank, Israel’s choice to hoard is expressed through the Oslo-created Israeli-Palestinian joint water committee. Because the committee approves the water lines that every new settlement in the West Bank needs, but blocks projects for Palestinian villages, water becomes an effective tool of colonialism or even ethnic cleansing.