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Tillerson Signs 5-Year Aid for Jordan, Promises Jerusalem Boundaries Yet Undecided

The $1.275 billion per year represents a $275 million annual increase over the previous MOU.

The Crisis Is Over: Israel Appoints New Ambassador to Jordan

Appointing the new ambassador is part of the reconciliation between Israel and Jordan, putting an end to the crisis that broke out over the summer between the two countries.
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King Abdullah II: Washington Does Not Understand Islam

King Abdullah was responding to repeated references by President Trump describing Islam and the United States as being at odds with each other. Trump said on the campaign trail that Muslims hate the US.

Israel Proposes $1B Plan to Rebuild Gaza at Emergency Meet with International Donors

Israel offered to provide technology and knowledge for the host of projects necessary to create new infrastructure for the enclave, but funding and materials must come from the international community.

Amman Embassy Reopens Following Israeli Apology To Jordan

A staff of Israeli workers is back in Amman, mainly for maintenance and cleaning tasks, but no new ambassador has yet been appointed.

Report: Jordanian King told Lebanese PM Arabs Must Surrender to Trump’s Minimalist Peace Plan

The king warned that Trump will not give an early warning, but will simply impose a "huge deal" and the Arab countries and the Palestinian Authority will simply be told to put up or shut up, this is the plan and you have to implement it.

Jordanian Waqf Harassing Jewish Visitors to Temple Mount

"It is unacceptable to allow this violence-inciting group to remain in the holy place even for another day."

In Jordan, Pence & Abdullah II ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Jerusalem

“The United States of America remains committed – if the parties agree – to a two-state solution,” Pence told Jordan's King Abdullah II.

Pence Tells El-Sisi US Will Back 2-State Solution If Both Sides Agree

Egypt's El-Sisi continues to insist the only solution to the Israel-Palestinian Authority conflict is the "two-state solution."

Israel’s $5 Million Compensation to Jordan Over Embassy Attack: Marmara 2.0

The deal that allows Israel to return to its embassy in Amman is very similar to that with Ankara after the Mavi Marmara conflict.

Pence in Amman After Talks in Cairo, Soon to Arrive in Israel

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with you in Egypt in the fight against terrorism,” Pence said.

Embassy to Reopen in Jordan After Amman Claims Israel Apologized for Incident

“Israel attaches great importance to its strategic relations with Jordan, and the two countries will act to advance their cooperation."

UNRWA Cutting Services in 13 Jordanian Camps as US Withholds Contributions

UNRWA's labor union rejected the agency's diminishing its role "in preserving the identity of the Palestinian refugee and his right to return to his homeland."

Jordan’s Interior Minister Visits Temple Mount in Jerusalem

It was the first visit to Jerusalem by a senior Jordanian official since U.S. President Trump announced his recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

Jordan Warns ‘Unified Jerusalem’ Bill is Dangerous

The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of “declaring war” on its population with the passage of the new law.

Report: Jordanian King Arrests Brothers and Cousin Over Saudi, Emirati Ties

“His Majesty King Abdullah ... had sent Their Royal Highnesses letters in appreciation of their service after they were referred to retirement from the JAF."

Signs of Infiltration Seen Along Border with Jordan

Other than saying the footprints were found in the northern Negev area, the IDF declined to indicate where exactly the footprints were found.

Royal Jordanian Pilot Says Jerusalem Belongs to Jordanian King

"It belongs to the Arabs, belongs to the Hashemites, it belongs to King Abdullah, it belongs to us. It is not yours to give. Hands off, please, from our territory.”

Jordan Parliament to Review Peace Treaty with Israel

Will Jordan also reconsider all the free water Israel sends them too?

Trump Tells Abbas & Abdullah: The US Embassy is Moving to Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority has already called for three days of rage.

King Abdullah II, Hamas, Threaten Bad Things Should Trump Move Embassy

According to a Friday night report by the Washington Post, President Trump, who has a lot on his plate this week and next, became "agitated and exasperated" at his staff's overly cautious approach to the Jerusalem embassy issue.

Report: Israel Drops Ambassador to Amman to Appease Jordan

Israel still has no plans to cooperate with a Jordanian police investigation of the shootings and turn the guard over, but at least the ambassador will get thrown under the bus.

Report: Israel Threatened to Suspend Sea-to-Sea Project Until Amman Embassy Reopens

Israel has recently sent a clear message to Jordan that the Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance, a.k.a. Two Seas Canal, will not be promoted as long as the Israeli embassy in Amman remains closed.

Update: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Injured, People Sleeping in the Streets After Iran-Iraq Earthquake

Israel's last major earthquake struck in 1927, killing 130 in Jerusalem, but there are many minor quakes each year.

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