Israel’s prime minister says he has spoken to Jordan’s King Abdullah II in a bid to ease mounting tensions around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site. The two leaders spoke over the phone on Thursday, a day after Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel to protest what it called an “unacceptable” Israeli police assault on […]
The Palestinians and Jordanians urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately stop “violations” at Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, warning that further escalation could lead to another crisis threatening peace in the Middle East. The warning followed what the Palestinians described as the illegal storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque […]
Jordan recalled Ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat for consultations in Amman to protest Israeli “aggression” on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem in general, further fraying its already tense relationship with the Jewish state. “Recalling our ambassador for consultation is an indication of the seriousness of the situation. Calm has to be restored, Israel […]
The Jordanian government has instructed its ambassador in Tel Aviv to return home due to what Amman says is “unprecedented Israeli escalation in Jerusalem.” The move comes just hours after a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem rammed his vehicle into two light rail stations in the capital, killing a Border Police officer and injuring over […]
Jordan’s King Abdullah II is pressing Israel not to pass a bill allowing Jews to exercise their religious rights and pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, a senior official of the Hashemite kingdom revealed on Tuesday. Jordanian Ambassador to “Palestine” Khalid al-Shawabka told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency that a bill proposed […]
The government said Jordan would procure up to 300 million cubic feet per day of gas from Israel’s offshore fields. The gas, purchased from the U.S. firm Noble Energy, would come from Israeli fields in the eastern Mediterranean and supplied to Jordan’s National Electric Power Co. “We will receive large quantities of gas from Israel, Cyprus and […]
Hayil Abdelhafeez Dawoud, Jordan’s minister of Religious Affairs, called for a comprehensive Arab and Islamic plan in order to “protect” al-Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem from “Israeli violations.” Dawoud told the London-based Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat in an article published on Wednesday that Israeli violations “took a systematic and calculated form, and were no longer mere […]
Will Jordan be Ruled by the Antichrist?
By Irvin Baxter
Question: Marty from Florida called to ask Irvin, will Jordan be ruled by the Antichrist?
United States Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to start a two-day visit to Jordan Wednesday, where he will meet with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Jordanian daily newspaper al-Arab al-Yawm reported Sunday. The report, cited by the Ma’an news agency, quoted a “high-profile” Jordanian official as saying that Abbas and Kerry […]