Turkish diplomat criticizes West Bank annexation in Jordan

Turkey's ambassador to Jordan is the latest Middle Eastern and international politician to criticize Israel's plans to annex parts of the Palestinian territory.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jul 8, 2020
al-monitor Palestinian demonstrators wave national flags during a protest against the expansion of existing Jewish settlements, in the town of Biddya, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on July 6, 2020. Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images.

As annexation deadline passes, Jordan feels relieved but remains vigilant

Even though the controversial Israeli annexation plan appears to be on hold for now, Jordan is careful not to let down its guard.

Osama Al Sharif | | Jul 3, 2020

Mossad chief meets with Jordanian king, relates message from Netanyahu

According to reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen to Jordan, in an attempt to appease King Abdullah over the annexation plan.

Rina Bassist | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jun 26, 2020

Jordan government takes on tax evasion, abuse of public office

Jordanians have welcomed the government’s latest push to prosecute officials and businessmen accused of tax evasion and money laundering, but wonder if the effort will be sustainable.

Osama Al Sharif | Corruption and nepotism | Jun 24, 2020

Israel grants 700 Jordanians permits to work in Eilat hotels

Israel authorized 700 Jordanians to enter the country and work at hotels in Eilat and another 800 are expected to follow, but some hotels will still remain understaffed.

Rina Bassist | | Jun 22, 2020