In celebration of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein's birthday, and in honor of His Majesty’s role in safeguarding the Islamic and Christian holy sites in the city of Jerusalem, Abdali Investment and Development PSC, in cooperation with Rowaq Al-Balqa and JETT, organized an art exhibition titled "Jerusalem in the Heart of the Custodian."
Dr. Hazem Nusseibeh, former Jordanian minister of foreign affairs and guest of honor, and Mayor of Amman Dr. Yousef Shawarbeh, opened the exhibition by cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
Dr. Nusseibeh, who grew up in Jerusalem, has been a witness to the developments in the Holy City over the years, spoke of the city’s rich legacy and central role in history. He also expressed Jerusalem’s fundamental importance to both Islam and Christianity, evoking the pivotal role that the Hashemite leadership has played in defending the city on the international stage through the United Nations and its organizations, and at a regional level. The Hashemites have taken on the preservation and care of the city’s holy sites, beginning with the reign of His Majesty King Abdullah I and through to the rule of His Majesty King Abdullah II.
In his address, Dr. Shawarbeh spoke of the symbolism and importance of Jerusalem for Jordanians, and the role of the Hashemite guardianship of city and its upkeep of Islamic holy sites.
Mayor of Fuheis Engineer Jamal Hattar highlighted the unity between Jordan and Palestine, and underlined the close relationship between Jerusalem and Fuheis throughout history.
During the ceremony, Biltaji said that, over the centuries, Hashemites have shouldered the responsibility of protecting and attending to the holy sites of Jerusalem. He added that this exhibition in Abdali, the new heart of Amman, is in appreciation of the continuous efforts by His Majesty to safeguard Jerusalem, a vital cause for a noble purpose.
At the exhibition, guests were greeted by Biltaji, members of the board of directors of Abdali Group and artist Khaldoun Daoud. The exhibition saw a large gathering of officials, artists, members of the media as well as social influencers.
The exhibition, which will run through February 10, includes original works of art by a number of artists from both Jordan and the region, and include three-dimensional depictions of the city of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, symbolizing the unity between Islam and Christianity. Also on display are passages from speeches by His Majesty King Abdullah II about Jerusalem, as well as a short documentary feature.
As part of its corporate social responsibility strategy, Abdali plays an active role in Jordanian society, and and integrates with citizens on seasonal and national occasions. The "Jerusalem in the Heart of the Custodian" exhibition represents the Abdali ideology perfectly, merging originality with national achievement through culture, helping reinforce the concepts of unity and patriotism.
Rowaq Al-Balqa is an individual art cooperative with a mission to spread art and culture through its focus on heritage. Rowaq Al-Balqa regularly holds art exhibitions that showcase both Arab and international artists, works to renovate old houses and aims to be a nucleus for cultural and art activities. Over the years, Rowaq Al-Balqa has organized numerous art exhibitions locally and internationally, produced documentaries about key Arab artists and has delved into the world of publishing through its art and history books