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Daily Briefing: WHAT’S WITH JORDAN’S COLD PEACE WITH ISRAEL?

Don’t Call Me Hebrew! The Mysterious Origins of the First Anti-Semitic Slur:  Dr. Yitzhaq Feder, The Torah.com, Jan. 9, 2015Long before the children of Jacob were called Jews, they were Hebrews (עברים). Despite the commonplace use of this term today (as in Hebrew language – which never appears as such in the Bible!),[1] the Torah does not offer us an explicit explanation, as it does for “Israel” in Genesis 32:29.

    A COLDER PEACE

WATCH:  The Fragile Israeli-Jordanian Peace: Escalating Friction, the Impact on Regional Security, and U.S. InterestsJonathan Schanzer, Emetonline, Jan. 4, 2023 Foreign policy expert Dr. Jonathan Schanzer published an insightful report on the state of Israeli/Jordanian relations entitled, Neither Here Nor There: Jordan and the Abraham Accords, in which he summarized, “For the two decades that followed [the 1994 peace agreement between Israel and Jordan], observers referred to Jordanian-Israeli ties as the “warm peace,” particularly compared to the frosty ties Israel maintained with Egypt and the collapse of Oslo. However, since 2020, if not before then, Jordanian peace has turned decidedly cold.


Neither Here Nor There:  Jonathan Schanzer, FDD, Dec. 8, 2022

Jordanian King Abdullah Warns of Escalation and Conflict Over Jerusalem -Analysis:  Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, Dec. 29, 2022

On Porous Jordan Border, Israel Starts to See Success Against Rampant Gun-Smuggling:  Emanuel Fabian, The Times of Israel, Dec. 27, 2022

Jordanians are Protesting Again. It’s Time for Economic and Administrative Reforms:  Laith Alajlouni, Atlantic Council, Jan. 4, 2023


 

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US Wants Palestinian, Jordanian Participation in Negev Forum ProcessThe Arab Weekly, Jan. 11, 2023 — Following the “inaugural meeting” of the Negev Forum Working Groups hosted by the United Arab Emirates, on January 9-10, US senior officials emphasised their interest in Palestinian participation in the next phases of the US- sponsored talks between Israel and its Arab partners.

Peace Between Jordan and Israel Unraveling, Report Says: Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, Dec. 17, 2022 — Israel’s decades-long peace with Jordan is unraveling, a development that threatens to upset a fragile regional stability that is being challenged by countries like Iran, Russia, and China, a think tank report warns.

Israel and Jordan: Between Friends and FoesChaim Lax, Honest Reporting, Jan. 11, 2023 — For many observers of Middle Eastern politics, the relationship between Israel and Jordan is evidently marked by contradictions and fragility. 

Foreign Policy Forecast for the Middle East in 2023 Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jan. 11, 2023 — Many issues need to be considered when assessing the prospects of 2023 and their implications for Israel’s national security, as well as the threats it faces from neighboring and distant enemies.

 

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