Tag: Jordan

147 nations call to halt ‘aid’ to Israeli settlements

Some 147 United Nations member states, including the European Union, have called to halt all aid to West Bank settlements, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing to annex the Jordan Valley. At the General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, they approved a resolution which called on the international community not to “render aid […]

Jordan’s King Abdullah arrives in Ramallah for first visit since 2012

Jordan’s King Abdullah arrived Monday morning in Ramallah for talks with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas. While the two leaders meet fairly frequently in Amman and other regional capitals, Abdallah has not visited Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority, since December 2012. The visit comes two weeks since a surge in violence in Jerusalem […]

Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths

Israel and Jordan are involved in a diplomatic standoff after an Israeli guard reportedly shot dead a Jordanian attacker near the embassy in Amman. Jordanian police want to question the guard and have sealed off the area, but Israel says he has diplomatic immunity. A second Jordanian hit by the gunfire died in hospital. Israel […]

2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

AMMAN, Jordan — Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said.   Before the shooting, Jordanians had entered the apartment building for carpentry work, the statement said.   It did not […]

Jordan’s anti-Israel rhetoric on the rise

As Israel marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, during which it fought Jordan as well as other Arab states, it shows how much has changed in the two countries relationship. Since 1994, the two countries have had an official peace treaty and over the years security cooperation has deepened. The ties between […]

Jordan warns Israel of deteriorating ties over ‘extremist’ visits to al-Aqsa…

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a letter to the Israeli embassy Wednesday protesting visits to the al-Aqsa Mosque by what it called “extremists under the protection of the Israeli Police.” In the letter, the Jordanians claimed the visits had taken place repeatedly over the course of a week. Jordan had also previously issued […]

Jordan Intensifies Anti-Israel Rhetoric Despite Security Challenges

Jordan, a country that has had a formal peace treaty with Israel since 1994, has seen an uptick in anti-Israel hostility. Last month, Jordan condemned the killing of a Jordanian-Palestinian attacker who was filmed stabbing an Israeli policeman multiple times before he was shot, calling it “a heinous crime.” In September, Israeli police killed a Jordanian tourist […]

Jordan, PA, Egypt reiterate commitment to two states

Jordan, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Egypt on Sunday reiterated their commitment to the “two-state solution” as the only solution to the Israel-PA conflict, the Jordanian news agency Petra reports. Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi met in Amman with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and Saeb Erekat, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) executive committee’s secretary […]

Jordan, Egypt and Palestinians declare eastern Jerusalem ‘capital of Palestine’

“Everyone is convinced that the president of the United States wants to act effectively for peace,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Sunday at a press conference in Amman, alongside Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. “The three of us felt a genuine commitment by Trump to resolve the conflict,” […]

Palestinians resurrecting idea of a Jordan-Palestine confederation

Omar Draz’s winding path to Jordan was like that taken by many Palestinians. He was born two years after the nascent Israeli army pushed his family from the Palestinian village of Tall al-Turmus in the 1948 war. He spent his youth in Gaza before war once again uprooted him and drove him and his brothers […]