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 25th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan passed with little fanfare.
should the strategic ties with the Hashemite Kingdom be limited to security issues, important though they are?
"We in Jordan, who are signatory to a peace treaty with the Israeli occupation government, see today that this peace is under threat, in light of the blatant violation of its terms."
Just as the peace treaty stipulates that one side can announce that it wants to opt out of the annexes, the agreement also stipulated that when it does so, the two countries will open consultations.
"The Arabs do not have any power. If we ever have military power, will we let them keep Haifa? We'll take it."
Erekat: Arab states should cut ties with any country that recognizes city as Israel’s capital or moves its embassy there
Israel has found in the past that its apparently warm relations can quickly turn sour.