US gives Jordan $247.5 million in economic aid

By
August 13, 2006 15:23

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The United States will give cash-strapped Jordan $247.5 million in economic assistance, the US Embassy said Sunday. A separate $50 million was promised once Jordan and Washington agree on the projects, the statement said. The amount is half the supplemental aid from the last annual package. The main aid pledge will support domestic projects such as water, health and education. It also will help ease Jordan's multibillion-dollar foreign debt, the statement said. The United States is the largest Western aid donor to Jordan, a longtime Washington ally. Donations since 1952 are estimated at $4.7 billion.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A couple watches the fighting in Syria from Tel Saqi, July 2018
November 17, 2018
Syria claims it has killed ISIS commander in new offensive

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN