Posts Tagged ‘Jordan’


Amid PA rejectionism, Arab nations threaten to ‘go ‎over Abbas’ head’

editor 30 June 2018

By Daniel Siryoti, Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff.. Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and ‎the United Arab Emirates say they will back the U.S.’s Middle East peace plan regardless of whether the Palestinian Authority is on board • Chief Palestinian negotiator: U.S. determined to ‎dictate solution in the region.‎ Top officials in the moderate Arab nations have ‎reportedly informed U.S. President Donald Trump’s ‎Middle East envoys that they would back an American ‎peace plan for the region regardless of whether the ‎Palestinian Authority agrees to discuss it. [Photo top right: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas | Photo: EPA].  (more…)


A quiet affair – Israeli Ties with Jordan Kept Quiet

editor 27 June 2018

By Ariel Kahana.. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows that the Palestinians are a bigger problem for Jordan than for Israel, and is willing to help King Abdullah as much as he can quietly, while allowing him to play down the vital cooperation between the two countries. Israel handles its relations with the Arab world in the shadows, like a forbidden romance. On Monday (June 18, 2018), King Abdullah of Jordan hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Amman. The meeting included many participants. Abdullah and Netanyahu addressed several issues and even signed a general agreement of some kind. [Photo top right:Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and King Abdullah of Jordan shake hands Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO].  (more…)


Netanyahu Meets King Abdullah in Amman in First Public Meeting Since 2014

editor 21 June 2018

By Jonathan Lis.. The two discussed peace and regional developments. News of meeting comes ahead of visit by Trump’s envoys Kushner and Friedman. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Monday (June 18, 2018), the prime minister’s office said. [Photo top right: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, during the former’s surprise visit to Amman on January 16, 2014 (photo credit: AP/Yousef Allan/Jordanian Royal Palace)].  (more…)


Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan

editor 4 April 2018

By David Singer.. A Mattis-Bolton accord on Jordan replacing the PLO in future negotiations with Israel will undoubtedly reinforce Trump’s preparedness to take that crucial step to a workable agreement. President Trump’s possible call for Jordan to replace the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner under Trump’s soon-to-be-released “ultimate deal” will be considerably strengthened if Trump’s newly-appointed National Security Adviser – John Bolton – and Secretary of Defense – James “Mad Dog” Mattis – concur on such a move. [Photo top right: James Mattis and John Bolton | Credit: Canada Free Press].  (more…)


Israel Reopens Embassy in Jordan Ending Diplomatic Standstill

editor 1 February 2018

By Tazpit Press Service..“Fear not, for I am with you, Be not frightened, for I am your God; I strengthen you and I help you, I uphold you with My victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10. Israel reopened its embassy in Amman, Jordan on Tuesday morning (January 30, 2018), seven months after an incident in which an Israeli security guard shot dead two Jordanian citizens. “The embassy in Jordan is gradually opening up,” said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon announcing the end of the diplomatic standstill between Israel and Jordan. [Photo top right: Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Ziv (R), the Israeli guard who was stabbed in the Jordan embassy complex earlier this week, and Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein (L), at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on July 25, 2017. (Haim Zach / GPO)]. 


King Abdullah’s Everyday Lies

editor 20 September 2017

By Elder of Ziyon.. This interview with Jordan’s King Abdullah — from the Petra News Agency (and posted on the Jordanian embassy’s website) — is clearly meant for an American audience:
Jordan News Agency: Your Majesty, when it comes to the Palestinian issue, have there been genuine international efforts to bring the Palestinians and the Israelis back to the negotiating table? [Photo top right: US Vice President Mike Pence and Jordan’s King Abdullah. Photo: Twitter/Vice President Pence.] (more…)


History of Jerusalem: Jordanian Annexation of the West Bank

editor 8 August 2017

By Jewish Virtual Library.. In May 1948 the Arab Legion overran the eastern part of Jerusalem and occupied the Old City and its Holy Places. During the nineteen years of Jordanian administration, Jordan refused to honour its undertaking in the armistice agreement to accord free access to the Holy Places and to cultural institutions, and use of the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives (Section III, Document 6, Article VIII, and Section V, subsection E, Documents 15 and 16). (more…)


Resolution 181: A “Green Light” for Jewish Statehood, but a ‘Dead’ Blueprint for Peace

editor 29 July 2017

By Eli E. Hertz.. In 1947 the British put the future of western Palestine into the hands of the United Nations, the successor organization to the League of Nations which had established the Mandate for Palestine. A UN Commission recommended partitioning what was left of the original Mandate – western Palestine, into two new states, one Jewish and one Arab.7Jerusalem and its surrounding villages were to be temporarily classified as an international zone belonging to neither polity. (more…)


Is Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Still the Loyal Opposition?

editor 8 May 2017

By Nur Köprülü.. The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, the key Islamist movement in the country, has had a long-standing symbiotic relationship with the monarchy and, until recently, was not considered a threat to the survival of the Hashemite Kingdom. But the rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the growth of militant Islamist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS) have alarmed the monarchy and led to a drastic shift in the nature of its relations with the Brotherhood from coexistence to persecution. Will the Jordanian regime be able to contain the Islamists and, in turn, will the Brotherhood choose to challenge the throne rather than to acquiesce in its continued suppression? [Photo top right:Until the 1990s, the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood had been a tacit ally of the Hashemite monarchy. That close relationship has deteriorated, triggered in large degree by King Hussein’s (R) decision to recognize and make peace with Israel in 1994. He is seen here with Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.]. (more…)


The lessons of the Arab summit

editor 10 April 2017

By Zalman Shoval.. During the 28th Arab League summit in Jordan that ended over the weekend (March 29, 2017), host King Abdullah of Jordan said that there would be no regional stability without solving the Palestinian issue, defining Israel as an obstacle to peace. While the king probably knows better than many others what the real reasons for regional instability are, mostly as they affect his own country, at the end of the day the “Arab League” is not particularly significant, nor does it wield executive authority, for better or worse. (more…)


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