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THE JORDAN VALLEY – calls to annex it are a provocative political act
Jordan rejects any Israeli West Bank annexation steps

The importance of sovereignty in the coalition talks between Blue and White Party head Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has kept the topic in the headlines.

King Abdullah: Annexation talk absence of gov’t harms Israel-Jordan ties

Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein spoke with France24 this week about the West Bank annexation and US President Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century."

Israel-Jordan peace needs warming up

There are several reasons for the present perception of a cooling-off in the relationship, often related to internal politics in both countries.

Jordanian citizen Hiba Labadi gestures upon her release by Israel, at the King Hussein Bridge crossi
Jordanians detained in Israel released, cross back to Jordan

Jordan last week had recalled its ambassador, Ghassan al-Majali, to protest the arrest. Based on an agreement worked out between the two countries, Majali said that he would return to Israel.

A JORDANIAN policeman stands guard in front of the prime minister’s office in Amman
Detainee at center of Israel-Jordan crisis maintains her innocence

The arrest of the two has triggered a diplomatic crisis between Israel and Jordan.

Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport
Alleged Jordanian activist Mudar Zahran banned from entering Israel

The self-proclaimed opposition leader says he is ‘a viable alternative to the Hashemite monarchy in Jordan.’

Aaron's Tomb Jordan
Jordan closes Aaron's Tomb after Jews seen praying at site

The decision to close the site was made after Israeli tourists were filmed performing "Jewish rituals" at the site.

05/08/2019
THE PLATFORM for Noble’s Tamar natural gas pipeline, situated some 23 km. off Ashkelon’s southern co
Jordanian politician calls on Jordanians to blow up Israeli gas pipeline

"Every free man in Jordan must sacrifice himself and his children to blow up a gas line that passes through Jordanian territory."

03/07/2019
Jordanian flag in Aqaba
Group of Jewish tourists harassed at Aqaba border crossing

The tourists were held for several hours until they were allowed to pass, although they were forbidden from bringing any Jewish religious items with them.

Jordan’s Challenges: How the kingdom comes through crises relatively unscathed

After weathering the storm of the last years of crises in the region, Jordan sees record tourism revenues while it navigates the ongoing need to host Syrian refugees.

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