JORDAN INTENSIFIES ANTI-ISRAEL RHETORIC DESPITE SECURITY CHALLENGES

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Front Page Mag: Last month, Jordan condemned the killing of a Jordanian-Palestinian attacker who was filmed stabbing an Israeli policeman multiple times before he was shot, calling it “a heinous crime.” In September, Israeli police killed a Jordanian tourist who attacked with a knife. Jordan described this act of self-defense as a premeditated and “barbaric act of the army of the Israeli occupation.”

Israeli analysts disagree whether Jordan’s rhetoric is a cause for concern.

Since the second Palestinian Intifada broke out in 2000, Jordan’s public statements often contradict private behavior, said Elad Ben-Dror, a Bar-Ilan University Middle Eastern Studies senior lecturer. Publicly, “the Jordanian parliament and press are fierce in their denunciation of Israel… Beneath the surface, however, there is a strong link and security cooperation between the two countries, especially with regard to the war on terrorism.” more …

Opinion: Timeline to stopping the US embassy move:

April 1, 2017 Abdullah II and al-Sisi meet for strategy session

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On April 5, a smiling King Abdullah met with America’s new president.

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April 6, Egypt’s President al-Sisi meets with President Trump

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The two Sunni leaders came to Washington with enthusiasm for the new president and plans of reconciliation and peace with Israel.

It was all a lie, but they achieved their objective, the US embassy stays in Tel Aviv.

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