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Palestine: Jordan gets jittery again
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March 2, 2014 10:23
With a negotiated two-state solution likely to fall by the wayside despite Kerry's desperate efforts to keep it alive, the PLO might attempt to overthrow Abdullah, as it unsuccessfully tried to do in 1970 with Abdullah's father, King Hussein.
An Israel army vehicle patrols the Jordanian border in the Jordan Rift Valley, January 1

An Israel army vehicle patrols the Jordanian border in the Jordan Rift Valley, January 1. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Jordan has become increasingly jittery after US Secretary of State John Kerry's framework agreement for peace missed meeting the second deadline for its release on February 21, having initially been promised by the end of January.

Now US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro has let slip at a meeting of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors in Jerusalem on February 24 that the US hopes to present the framework agreement before the end of April.

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