“The message should be clear. Annexation will not go unanswered. For if it does, there will only be fiercer conflict. Annexation will make the two-state solution an impossibility.”
King Abdullah II of Jordan said that if Israel fulfills its promise to annex the Jordan Valley, it will lead to a 'massive' confrontation.
When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the survey founds that only 40% of Israelis favor a two-state solution.
The end of the land lease comes as tensions have increased with Jordan, over Israeli plans to annex West Bank settlements as early as July.
The king on Sunday declared an end of the arrangement, which many Jordanians saw as a humiliation that perpetuated what they regarded as an Israeli occupation of Jordanian territory.
“Israel regrets Jordan’s decision to terminate the annexes,” the Foreign Ministry said as it explained that Jordanian law will now fully apply to those tracts of land.
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.
Jordan envoy returns to Amman as king faces criticism
Israeli officials, researchers or politicians hardly ever come to Jordan anymore, our interlocutors told us.