Fear in Jordan over jihadist ‘black hole’

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 20, 2012

Syria is on the brink of becoming “a black hole sucking in jihadis from around the world”, warned a senior Jordanian official in Amman this week.


Israel sought Jordanian permission to destroy chemical weapons sites in Syria

By Anna Sheinman, December 3, 2012

Israel has asked Jordan for permission to bomb Syrian chemical weapons sites twice in the past two months, US magazine the Atlantic has reported.

Israel does not need Jordan’s permission to carry out such an attack, but it is reportedly concerned given that a number of potential targets are not far from Jordan’s border with Syria.


Jordanian prince's hopes for peace

By El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, November 20, 2012

Eyeless in Gaza II


British Jews discuss peace efforts with Jordan's King Abdullah

By Jennifer Lipman, June 16, 2012

Representatives of the British Jewish community met the King of Jordan on Friday to discuss the development of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

The meeting, hosted by JLC chair of trustees Mick Davis, was also attended by senior figures from the Board of Deputies.


Concern over Jewish tourists in Jordan

By Jennifer Lipman, June 6, 2012

A group of identifiably Jewish visitors to Jordan found their holiday had turned sour after they were set upon by locals.

The six tourists, some of whom were wearing kippot, were in the Al Karak souk when they were reportedly targeted by attackers throwing shoes at them. The tourists were chased out of the market.


Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meeting in Jordan

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2012

Middle East peace negotiations will resume today more than 15 months after the last round of talks collapsed.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiations will meet in Amman, Jordan, to discuss the future of the peace process. The talks have been arranged through Quartet mediators, but according to officials are not formal negotiations, but are intended to find a path to break the deadlock.


Interview: Prince Hassan of Jordan

By Adam Lebor, December 15, 2011

It is a rare Arab leader who says the Arab world can learn from Israel. But Hassan bin Talal, Prince of Jordan, is a realist, a pragmatist and one of the most outspoken reformers in the Middle East.

He praises Israel's "tenacity of purpose - to draw your line in the sand and say, here I will stand, to promote a shared public interest, in which all my population can participate.


King Abdullah pessimistic about Middle East peace

By Jennifer Lipman, October 24, 2011

The Jordanian ruler has expressed his doubts about finding a solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

In an interview with CNN, King Abdullah said that while he was "one of the most optimistic people" in the Middle East, the current situation did not bode well.


Small turnout for Jordan anti-Israel rally

By Jennifer Lipman, September 16, 2011

The Israeli embassy in Amman should reopen as normal after the weekend after only a fraction of the anti-Israel protesters expected turned up for a planned demonstration.

A Facebook group set up to encourage people to protest at the complex attracted some 3,000 people, but according to Al-Jazeera only a few hundred of them actually went.


Israel Jordan ambassador evacuated over protest fears

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

The Israeli Prime Minister has ordered the evacuation of the embassy in Jordan.

Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement came amidst fears about possible violent anti-Israel protests at the Amman embassy.