Red Sea water to 'save' Dead Sea

By Nathan Jeffay, December 3, 2015

Israel and Jordan have relaunched the £500m "Red-Dead" project - the plan to construct a canal between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea.


Unesco locates site of Jesus’ baptism in Jordan

By Sandy Rashty, July 14, 2015

For decades, Christians have gone on pilgrimages to the River Jordan – bathing on the banks where Jesus was baptised.

They have approached the river both from Israel in the east, and Jordan in the west.

Historically, the Israeli side has attracted more tourists as it follows part of a Holy Land pilgrimage, which includes Nazareth and Jerusalem.


Arab Bank terror verdict a 'landmark'

By David Lazarus, October 14, 2014

The verdict of a New York court that the Jordan-based Arab Bank knowingly funded Hamas is being seen as a landmark victory against terror organisations around the world.

The case against the Arab Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, was launched in 2004 by a group of American victims of 24 terrorist acts in Israel.


Abu Qatada cleared of terrorism offences

By Sandy Rashty, September 24, 2014

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been found not guilty of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan.


Behind rhetoric, Isis-hit Arab states need Israel badly

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 11, 2014

Jordanian government officials emphasised last week that the $15bn deal to buy natural gas from Israel's offshore Leviathan field was between them and a US company.


Giant Israel-Jordan gas deal in pipeline

By Orlando Radice, September 3, 2014

Israel is negotiating a $15 billion agreement to supply natural gas to Jordan.

If the deal goes through, Israel will pipe 1.6 trillion cubic feet of gas over a period of 15 years to the Hashemite Kingdom.

Texas-based Noble Energy jointly operates the giant Leviathan field from which the gas will be supplied.


Caliphate's aim is to destroy Israel

By Tim Marshall, July 18, 2014

Until recently, much Western analysis regarded the hurricanes blowing through the Arab world as safeguarding Israel. The idea was that its enemies were a bit busy to be bothered with the "Zionist entity".


Israeli jets kill Islamic Jihad members in response to mortar fire

By Daniel Easterman, March 11, 2014

The Israeli Air Force has hit targets in the Gaza Strip after mortar rounds were fired at IDF units near the border by terrorists reported to be members of Islamic Jihad.

IDF spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, originally from the UK, said: "Terrorists must know that there is a price to pay when participating in aggression.


A pipeline to peace? Israel, Jordan, PA sign water deal

By Sharon Udasin, December 12, 2013

It was a signing ceremony that hinted tantalising at what, one day, the Middle East could become.

On Monday, high-level representatives from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority sat around a table at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC to sign a memorandum of understanding that will allow the countries to share millions of cubic metres of water.


Israel, Jordan and Palestinians to build Red-Dead pipeline

By Rosa Doherty, December 9, 2013

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have unveiled plans to build a pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea.

Officials from all the parties are due to sign an agreement today which will see the production of millions of cubic metres of drinking water for the arid region around the Dead Sea.