"I assured King Abdullah in our phone conversation of UAE's full solidarity with Jordan & our categorical rejection of accepting Israel's illegal annexation of Palestinian lands."
Sure, the king wants Israel’s security, cooperation in facing off against terroristsand access to Israeli water and energy, but heaven forbid he come out against labor union calls to boycott Israel.
Jordan has repeatedly warned Israel in recent weeks and months against unilaterally annexing parts of the West Bank.
Abdullah did not explicitly threaten canceling the deal, but his warnings were far more strident than those he has issued in the past.
It would be wise for Israel and the US to plan for the day that a Jordanian uprising destabilizes the kingdom with civil war and anarchy, similar to the Syrian civil war.
Towards the end of the video you can see the king saving the life of a sea turtle entangled by a rope, which is chaining the turtle to a rock on the seafloor.
Jordan's King Abdullah warns the European Parliament against one-state and says failure to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict endangers world peace.
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."
The exercise's name is "Swords of Karama," which is reportedly named after Israel's 1968 operation against Fatah.
25 years after the festive signing of the 1994 Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty, there are serious tensions between the two countries.