Intel: Pompeo discusses Syria with Jordan’s foreign minister

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Syria today on a phone call with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

Al-Monitor Staff | Syria Conflict | May 28, 2020
al-monitor US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi during a gathering of foreign ministers aligned toward the defeat of Islamic State at the State Department in Washington, Feb. 6, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.

Netanyahu not destabilized over Palestinians cutting security coordination

The announcement by the Palestinian Authority of cutting security coordination and warnings by Jordan's King Abdullah have not destabilized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his settlement annexation plan.

Mazal Mualem | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | May 28, 2020

Jordanian government employees return to work

Most civil servants had not worked since March due to anti-virus measures.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 26, 2020

What are Jordan’s options if Israel annexes West Bank?

Jordan is considering suspending parts of the 1994 peace treaty with Israel, sources told Al-Monitor, if Israel goes ahead with its plan to annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.

Osama Al Sharif | Border Disputes | May 25, 2020

Division, mixed international support sap Palestinian resources in face of annexation

As Israel's possible annexation approaches, Palestinians are struggling to unite behind a realistic plan.

Daoud Kuttab | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | May 20, 2020