Israeli defence minister meets with King Abdullah in Jordan

January 6, 2022 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz travelled to Jordan yesterday [Wed] to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah. Read more

UN and EU semantic war in Judea and Samaria backfires

November 8, 2021 by  
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Many travel agents, tour operators and airlines seem to have been unwittingly caught up in the Arab-Jewish conflict – as the case of Australia’s national airline – Qantas – has exposed. Read more

‘Important to regional stability’: Israel and Jordanian trade ministers meet

November 4, 2021 by  
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Israeli Economy Minister Orna Barbivai and Jordan’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yousef Al-Shamali met on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea on Wednesday, the first such meeting in a decade. Read more

Jordan is the Palestinian State: Hussein and Abdullah differ

August 9, 2021 by  
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It is rare for CNN host Fareed Zakaria to issue an apology – but he did so after interviewing Jordan’s King Abdullah II last week. Read more

Abdullah-Biden meeting will not help resolve Jewish-Arab conflict

July 12, 2021 by  
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The meeting between Jordan’s King Abdullah and President Biden at the White House on 19 July seems set to achieve absolutely nothing towards resolving the 100 years-old conflict between Jews and Arabs. Read more

Smoothing things over? President Herzog speaks with Jordan’s King Abdullah

July 11, 2021 by  
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Israeli President Isaac Herzog spoke by phone with the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, who called on Saturday to congratulate him on his inauguration this week. Read more

UN should start focusing on the Jordan-Israel two-state solution

June 28, 2021 by  
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United Nations Secretary-General – Antonio Guterres – was at it again this week repeating the failed decades-old UN mantra supposed to end the 100-years-old Jewish-Arab conflict: Read more

Jordanian table-tennis player pulls out of match to avoid facing Israeli opponent

June 13, 2021 by  
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A Jordanian national table tennis player recently withdrew from the World Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia to avoid playing against an Israeli athlete, confirmed the Jordanian Paralympic Committee. Read more

Action – not platitudes– required from Jordan’s King Abdullah

February 18, 2021 by  
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Jordan’s King Abdullah continues to engage in platitudes – rather than concrete action – as he pontificates but does nothing to help resolve the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

Jordan is harbouring brutal terrorists wanted by France and America

September 13, 2020 by  
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Speak to policy analysts or policy-makers about the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and you’ll frequently encounter a series of truisms. Read more

PLO opens door to Jordan returning to Judea and Samaria

May 25, 2020 by  
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Advancing an end to the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict has become a miraculous possibility since the formation of an Israeli Government of National Unity just seven days ago. Read more

Alternative Jordans?

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”Sherlock Holmes, The Boscombe Valley Mystery Read more

Saudi Arabia jolts Jordan to negotiate with Israel on Trump plan

August 28, 2019 by  
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Abdul Hameed Al-Ghabin – “a Saudi writer and a political and tribal figure”– has challenged Jordan to negotiate with Israel on President Trump’s “deal of the century”– or risk losing control of the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem currently vested in Jordan under the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty and the Washington Declaration. Read more

The power of words

July 19, 2019 by  
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How many still recall the old saying some of our parents taught us when we were children that “sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you?” Read more

Trump should champion legal migration from West Bank and Gaza

July 1, 2019 by  
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President Trump should consider championing legal, voluntary and financially-assisted emigration from Gaza and the West Bank by calling on Jordan and Egypt to open their border crossings and grant residency status to Gazan and West Bank Arabs seeking a better future for themselves and their families. Read more

Jordan-Israel peace agenda trumps PLO-UN war agenda

November 30, 2018 by  
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Jordan and Israel are becoming enmeshed in a bi-national agenda requiring urgent direct negotiations – which if successfully concluded – could end the 100-years old Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

A Jordanian move that spells weakness

October 23, 2018 by  
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The late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin saw the 1994 peace ‎treaty with Jordan as one of his most important ‎diplomatic achievements, if not the most important ‎one…writes Eyal Zisser/JNS. Read more

Chelm is alive and well…writes Michael Kuttner

October 19, 2018 by  
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Chelm was a mythical Yiddish-speaking town which had a disproportionate share of shlemiels and shlemazels whose mind-boggling stupidity provided an endless source of merriment and mirth. Read more

Trump’s PLO shutdown paves way for Jordan-West Bank reunification

September 27, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s decision to close the PLO mission in Washington, cancel the visas of the Palestinian Ambassador and his family and order their bank accounts be closed – mark the PLO’s final humiliation for condemning Trump’s proposed peace plan before its contents have even been published…writes David Singer. Read more

Trump squeezes UNRWA, checkmates PLO and incentivises Jordan

September 14, 2018 by  
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President Trump has created a veritable diplomatic tsunami affecting the political fortunes of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Hamas and Jordan – with his decision to cease all future donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) – currently US$360million per annum and comprising about 30% of UNRWA’s budget…writes David Singer. Read more

Otherwise occupied

June 29, 2018 by  
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In 1066 William the Conqueror invaded England and “illegally” occupied the country…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Jordan baulks at replacing PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump plan

June 22, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s long-awaited plan on ending the Arab-Israeli conflict will be further delayed following a flurry of diplomatic activity over the past week…writes David Singer. Read more

Prince William visit will advance Jordan-Israel two-state solution

March 4, 2018 by  
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Kensington Palace’s carefully-crafted tweet announcing that “The Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Summer” – could spark a diplomatic war with far-reaching implications…writes David Singer. Read more

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

January 14, 2018 by  
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The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Britain backs Jordan and Israel to end the Arab-Jewish conflict

November 6, 2017 by  
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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has acknowledged that Jordan and Israel represent the only viable “two state solution” that can end the Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

Trump won’t swallow Erekat’s PLO-Palestine poison pill

October 3, 2017 by  
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Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat has managed to grab international headlines to promote yet another PLO canard regarding the 100-years-old Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

The settlements Regulation Bill…the ZFA has its say

February 15, 2017 by  
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The Zionist Federation of Australia has acknowledged widespread concern at the passage of the Regulation Law by Israel’s Knesset (Parliament). Read more

Why the Land of Israel belongs to Israel

January 30, 2017 by  
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New Zealand’s Pastor Nigel Woodley rejects the  U N Security Council Resolution 2334. Read more

Timing is indeed crucial…writes Michael Kuttner

February 19, 2016 by  
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Momentous events in our recent past and also today are more often than not determined by timing. Read more

The new fence

June 30, 2015 by  
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Israel’s Security Cabinet has adopted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to begin work on an approximately 30-kilometer long section of security fence along the State of Israel’s eastern border, from Eilat to the site designated for the Timna airport. Read more

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