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Newly elected Israeli President Isaac Herzog seen at the Israeli Knesset on the day of the presidential elections, in Jerusalem, June 2, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli president, Jordanian king meet in Amman to discuss mutual ties

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Israeli President Isaac Herzog met with Jordan’s King Abdullah last week at the king’s palace in Amman. The two leaders discussed “core issues in the dialogue between our states,” including an agreement to import agricultural...
Abdullah II of Jordan at SOFEX conference opening in Amman, May 6, 2014. Credit: Ahmad A. Atwah/Shutterstock.

Jordan’s king reveals attack by Iranian drones amid push for more US support

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Jordanian King Abdullah said that his country has been attacked by drones with an “Iranian signature” in the past year. The Jordanian leader made the revelation during an interview, “On GPS King Abdullah II of Jordan”...
Jordan's King Abdullah in 2018. Credit: Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.

Are Israel and Jordan ready to turn over a new leaf?

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II has often described his country as being wedged between a “rock and a hard place,” referring to war-torn Iraq and the Israeli-controlled areas west of the Jordan River. And that...
King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Jan. 15, 2020. Credit: European Parliament via Wikimedia Commons.

Jordan sentences two officials to 15 years for alleged plot against monarchy

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A Jordanian court sentenced two former officials to 15 years in jail for an alleged plot to overthrow the monarchy led by King Abdullah. “The two defendants held views that are against the political system and the...
Portraits of the late King Hussein of Jordan (left) and his son, King Abdullah. Credit: Amnat30/Shutterstock.

US, Israel appear moving to bolster Jordan amid concerns over economic, social stability

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The United State and Israel appear to be moving to bolster relations with Jordan as part of an effort to shore up Jordan’s King Abdullah amid concerns over his country’s stability. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair...
Portraits of the late King Hussein of Jordan (left) and his son, King Abdullah. Credit: amnat30/Shutterstock.

Israeli Politics,Reuven Rivlin,Benjamin Netanyahu,Israel Elections 2021

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The arrest last weekend of nearly 20 people, including former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein, by Jordanian authorities in what is being viewed by some as a coup attempt has led to fears over...
King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Jan. 15, 2020. Credit: European Parliament via Wikimedia Commons.

Jordan’s Prince Hamza signs letter of allegiance to King Abdullah

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Jordan’s Prince Hamza bin Hussein, under house arrest for his alleged involvement in sedition against his half-brother King Abdullah II, on Monday signed a letter of allegiance to the throne. “The national interest must remain above all...
Abdullah II of Jordan at SOFEX conference opening in Amman, May 6, 2014. Credit: Ahmad A Atwah/Shutterstock.

US expresses ‘full support’ for Jordan’s King Abdullah following alleged coup attempt

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The United States is “closely following” the situation in Jordan following reports of an alleged coup plot involving the former Jordanian crown prince, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said on Sunday. “King Abdullah is...
Abdullah II of Jordan at SOFEX conference opening in Amman. Credit: Ahmad A Atwah/Shutterstock.

US-Jordan defense pact good for Israel, stability in Mideast

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The Jordanian government publicly acknowledged a new defense agreement with the United States this week that allows free entry for American forces, boosting Israel’s unstable eastern neighbor and providing a base from which these...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas (right) and King Abdullah of Jordan walk together during a welcoming ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Nov. 21, 2011. Photo by Issam Rimawi/Flash90.

Jordan’s King Abdullah: Israeli sovereignty plan ‘undermines regional peace and stability’

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Jordan’s King Abdullah warned on Tuesday that Israel extending its sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria would undermine regional stability. “Any unilateral Israeli measure to annex lands in the West...