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.
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."
There are several reasons for the present perception of a cooling-off in the relationship, often related to internal politics in both countries.
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.
The arrest of the two has triggered a diplomatic crisis between Israel and Jordan.
The self-proclaimed opposition leader says he is ‘a viable alternative to the Hashemite monarchy in Jordan.’
The decision to close the site was made after Israeli tourists were filmed performing "Jewish rituals" at the site.
"Every free man in Jordan must sacrifice himself and his children to blow up a gas line that passes through Jordanian territory."
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.
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.