Tag: Jordan

PMO to Jordan on Temple Mount: Jerusalem is acting responsibly, and Amman knows that

One day after 13 Jews were removed from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount for illegally praying at the contested holy site, the Jordanian government on Monday warned Israel of “serious consequences” if the area’s delicate status quo is breached.   Sunday morning’s impasse was further exacerbated when a group of Muslims was also removed from the compound […]

Jordan: Stop Jews from visiting Temple Mount or face consequences

The Jordanian government warned on Monday that there would be “serious consequences” if Israel continues to allow Jews to ascend the Temple Mount following a busy Sunday in which over 100 Israeli Jews visited the holy site in honor of the first of the intermediary days of Passover, Israel Radio reported.   Amman’s government spokesperson […]

Israel says it still wants Temple Mount cameras after Jordan reneges

Israel remains in favor of installing security cameras at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, even after Jordan reneged on the project due to Palestinian reservations, a senior official said Tuesday.   “Israel’s support for placing cameras on the Temple Mount remains unchanged. That’s because we believe in transparency,” the Israeli official told AFP on […]

Jordan abandons plan to install cameras on Temple Mount

Following fierce Palestinian protests and threats, Jordan said on Monday that it has abandoned its plan to install security cameras on the Temple Mount.   The decision was announced by Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.   The security cameras were supposed to be installed on the Temple Mount in accordance with an agreement reached late last year […]

Jordan to ‘reveal Israeli Temple Mount violations’

Jordan said on Sunday it will set up security cameras on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, in the coming days to monitor any Israeli “violations” – namely any attempts by Jews to pray at the site in defiance of the discriminatory ban.   The announcement confirms fears that the cameras, originally agreed to by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on […]

United States delivers Black Hawks to Jordan

The United States delivered eight Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan on Thursday to help its regional ally defend itself against the threat of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists, Jordanian and U.S. officials said, according to Reuters.They said another eight Black Hawks would begin arriving next year under a military aid deal worth about $200 million.The helicopters […]

In new Syrian exodus, some 50,000 refugees head to Jordanian, Israeli borders

Syria’s refugee crisis in the north is now repeating itself in the south, with tens of thousands of destitute women, children and elderly people fleeing their homes – not this time from beleaguered Aleppo to the Turkish border, but from the southern region of Daraa towards the Jordanian and Israeli borders. Unlike the broad coverage […]

Netanyahu Goes Full Trump: Surround Israel With Barrier To ‘To Defend Ourselves Against Wild Beasts’

Netanyahu made the comments during a tour of a barrier being erected on the country’s eastern border with Jordan.   “We are preparing a multi-year project to encircle Israel with a security fence, to defend ourselves in the Middle East as it is now, and as it is expected to be,” Netanyahu stated.   “At […]

Jordan tells Israel to halt Western Wall expansion plans

Jordan is protesting Israeli plans to expand the Western Wall plaza as part of a landmark agreement that will open the plaza to pluralistic prayer, saying the move will damage ruins of a 7th-century palace that once stood at the site.   A Jordanian minister on Saturday expressed the Hashemite kingdom’s displeasure with Israel’s announcement […]

Israel starts work on security fence on Jordan border

Construction on 30 kilometers (18 miles) of fence is expected to be completed by the end of the year, according to the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Engineering and Construction Department. The barrier will stretch from the southernmost resort town of Eilat to beyond a new international airport under construction in the Timna Valley. The cost of […]