Tag: Jordan

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 […]

Putin bypasses Israel, sets up joint war room for S. Syria with Jordan

In a pivotal step reflecting the changeability of military and political deals in Israel’s neighborhood, Jordan has almost overnight agreed to establish a shared war room with Russia for the concerted conduct of their operations in Syria. This represents an extreme reversal of Amman’s policy. Until now, Jordan fought against Russia’s protégée Bashar Assad from […]

Senior defense adviser: Israel worried for Jordan’s stability as ISIS encroaches

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.   Jordan, one of two Arab countries to have signed peace treaties with Israel, has largely weathered the upheaval in much of the Middle East […]

Jordan to form judicial committee to ‘inspect Israel’s violations’ at Temple Mount

Jordan has been selected to establish an international judicial committee to inspect Israel’s “violations” on the Temple Mount, the Amman-based daily Al-Rai reported on Sunday.   This role was assigned to Jordan, which is recognized by many as the custodian of the holy places in Jerusalem, during a conference that took place recently in Egypt, […]

Tibi tells Jordan’s parliament: Israel doesn’t support a Palestinian state

Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that on his recent visit to Jordan he told the parliamentary committee on “Palestine” that Israel does not support the establishment of a Palestinian state.   Tibi returned from his three-day visit to Jordan on Sunday and was the first Arab MK officially invited […]

Jordanian Journalist: Hatred of Christmas is First Step Toward Terrorism

A Jordanian journalist condemned fatwas being circulated around the Muslim world banning Muslims from wishing Christmas greetings to Christians, saying that such extremism eventually leads to terrorism.   In an article the for Jordanian daily Al-Ghad translated by MEMRI, the journalist and educator Zuleikha Abu Risha condemned Muslim clerics who preach hatred for the other. […]

ISIS hit Americans in Jordan

After the Islamic State succeeded in downing a Russian airliner that took off from Sharm El-Sheikh on October 31, causing the deaths of all 224 passengers and crew, the terrorist organization Monday, Nov. 9, put a US military target in its crosshairs. A captain in the Jordanian police opened fire in the cafeteria of the […]

Jordan: No cameras inside mosques at Jerusalem holy site

The interiors of two mosques at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site will be exempt from monitoring by security cameras, Jordan’s king said in an apparent attempt to allay Palestinian concerns about his plan to install the cameras at the sprawling hilltop compound.   The 37-acre (15 -hectare) site has been at the heart of the […]

Jordan to live-stream Temple Mount footage

Jordanian officials slam PA for rejecting offer to install cameras; Western Wall Rabbi urges Jews to return   Jordanian and Israeli officials have agreed to install surveillance camera within days at the flashpoint Temple Mount complex, with the goal of streaming the footage live on the internet.   While the details are yet to be […]

Jordan’s King Abdullah won’t speak with Benjamin Netanyahu, Arab media report

Relations between Jordan and Israel have soured to the point where King Abdullah is refusing to communicate directly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Channel 2 reported on Thursday, citing Arab and Jordanian media sources.   The Kuwaiti daily A-Jarida is reporting on Thursday that King Abdullah refused Netanyahu’s request to hold a secret meeting in […]