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|Abdelraouf Salem Nahar al-Rawabdeh|
|President of the Senate|
24 October 2013
|Prime Minister of Jordan|
4 March 1999 – 18 June 2000
|Monarch||King Abdullah II|
|Preceded by||Fayez al-Tarawneh|
|Succeeded by||Ali Abu al-Ragheb|
|Alma mater||American University of Beirut|
Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh (Arabic: عبد الرؤوف الروابدة, born 1939 in Irbid) Prime Minister of Jordan from March 4, 1999 till June 19, 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."
- Former Jordanian Prime Minister Abd Al-Raouf Al-Rawabdeh: Israel - A Cancer That Must Be Eradicated, MEMRI, Transcript, Clip No. 2167, June 27, 2009.
- "New Senate appointed". The Jordan Times. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
|Prime Minister of Jordan
Ali Abu al-Ragheb
Abdelraouf al-rawabdeh, brother to 6 sisters. He was born in irbid a small village called al-sareeh where he was raised by his father salem al-rawabdeh.
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