Syria? Same issue. Banned as well.
When I got to Jordan for the first time in the middle of the night through a small border post, I got a one-month permit, but it was pain in the ass to extend it for another month. When I re-entered for the next time in mid-day, I only got a three-day transit permit, no chance to negotiate, and I could only extend it for another week, nothing more.
Even the temporarily worst things in life are good for something on a long run.
Don't dream your life. Live your dreams.