MembersIran Looking to Establish Bases on Israel’s Eastern Border

In desperation, a struggling Jordan might be opening the door to the devil, endangering both it and Israel

By Edy Cohen | | Topics: Iran, Jordan
Iran remains a major threat to Israel and the region
Iran's tentacles reach ever further into the Middle East. But would a Turkish takeover really be any better? Photo: EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

The Kingdom of Jordan, the Muslim country with by far the longest border with Israel may soon become the Jewish state’s newest threat.

Jordan, a dessert kingdom, has very few natural resources and after two years of coronavirus and a rapidly growing level of political instability as witnessed recently in an attempted coup, Israel is watching closely if its closest neighbor along the eastern front looks to become the next failed Arab state.

A severe water crisis in Jordan increased local tensions only to be resolved just days ago when Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett decided to sell 50 million cubic meters of water to Jordan from the waters of the Sea of Galilee.

The Jordanian government is pulling out all the stops to find sources to improve the shaky economic situation, especially given the kingdom’s external debt which stands at more than $40 billion. One of the ways the majority Sunni Muslim nation is trying to resolve the problem is to open the door to Shi’ite visitors from Iraq...

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