Debkafile: Jordanian King Abdullah’s forthcoming visit to Ramallah Monday, Aug. 7, for talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, bodes ill for Jordanian-Israeli relations at an especially jarring moment.
The Israeli embassy security officer Ziv Moyal, who on July 24 shot dead two Jordanians in the embassy compound when he was attacked with a screwdriver, left a trail of Jordanian ill will in his wake, especially since the incident occurred in the middle of the Temple House crisis in Jerusalem.
King Abdullah proposes to turn this unfortunate incident into a springboard for persuading the Palestinian leader to work with Jordan in the framework of the peace initiative US President Donald Trump is trying to resuscitate between Israel and the Palestinians. more …
Opinion: Despite Jordan’s occupation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank from 1948-67, when King Abdullah’s father, King Hussein, visited Israel in 1996 it was his first visit.
For a site that is supposedly holy to Arabs that seems a bit unusual.
So now Abdullah, still emboldened from having convinced President Trump to leave the US embassy in Jerusalem, can use Netanyahu’s corruption probe for political advantage.
With all of Abdullah’s wrong intentions towards Israel, Jordan has an interesting role in Bible prophecy for the last days.
“At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon.” Daniel 11:41-42
Edom, Moab and Ammon represent southern, central and northern Jordan. The reason Jordan is spared is because God’s elect, the Jewish people, will be in Edom (modern day Petra) to escape the wrath of Antichrist:
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” Matthew 24:15-16