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ANALYSIS: Jordan Escalates Crisis With Israel

Insiders tell Israel Today that King Abdullah is all but finished, and is trying to scapegoat the Jewish state


At the end of October Israel Today published an analysis dealing with  the relationship between Jordan and Israel 25 years after the signing of the peace agreement between former King Hussein and the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin.

The article dealt with the increasing hostility toward Israel by the regime of King Abdullah II and depicted a series of recent events which show that the peace treaty could be on the verge of collapse.

Events reported since the publication of the article and exclusive interviews with two Jordanian opposition leaders with Israel Today indicate that the situation is in fact worse.

Let’s start with the events in Jordan and Israel over the past five weeks.

After Israel handed over two parcels of land it leased from Jordan since the peace agreement came into effect Abdullah visited the two areas he forced Israel to hand over after the lease expired.

The visits were clearly meant to drive a message home to the…