The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia said on Sunday, February 19, that 2017 “will be a year” in which “progress can be made in the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
(JTA) — Jordan’s government spokesman warned of “catastrophic” repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump moves the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as he indicated he would do. Such a move could affect relations between the United States and regional allies, including Jordan, Information Minister Mohammed Momani told The Associated Press Thursday, addressing the issue publicly for the…
A spokesman for the Jordanian government says Donald Trump’s promise to move the US Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem would be a “gift to extremists.”
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The last stop on the planned path of Israel’s new railroad is only 5 miles away from the border with Jordan, and the two countries have reportedly discussed connecting their train lines.
(JTA) — In a first for Jordan-Israel relations, a small group of Jordanian citizens recently gained employment in Israel’s hospitality sector as part of a pilot project negotiated by the two countries. The Washington Post reported Monday that the program, which “very quietly” launched six months ago, currently permits 700 Jordanians to cross the border to work…
The Islamic State cannot be defeated until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, Jordan’s king said.
Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.
A senior Israeli official has voiced concern for Jordan’s future stability given encroaching Islamist-led insurgencies in the region, a departure from Israel’s customary reticence about its neighbor and security partner.
A Royal Jordanian flight heading to Amman made an emergency landing in Israel.