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New Israeli Ambassador Arrives in Amman

Amir Weisbrod, Israel’s new ambassador to Jordan, landed in Amman Monday morning to begin work. He is set to present his credentials to Jordanian officials in the coming days. Weisbrod,…

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Mine-Clearing Begins on Jordan River Site

The Ministry of Defense said it has begun the demining of an area along the Jordan River where there are an estimated 3,000 anti-personnel mines, anti-tank mines, and other “explosive…

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Jordan Foils Terror Plot by IS-Linked Cell

Jordanian authorities said on Tuesday that they foiled a plot by terrorists linked to Islamic State to attack Israeli businessmen, the U.S. embassy and other Western targets in Amman, the…

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Israel Names Top Diplomat as New Jordan Ambassador

Amir Weisbrod, one of the Foreign Ministry’s most experienced diplomats, was named on Thursday as Israel’s next ambassador to Jordan. Weisbrod is a former head of the Middle East Desk…

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Israeli Embassy in Jordan to Begin Resuming Operations

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it is reopening its embassy in Jordan after the two countries put a monthslong diplomatic spat behind them. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon…

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Jordan King Calls for Palestinian Capital in East Jerusalem

Jordan’s king affirmed his support Sunday for establishing a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, highlighting his differences with the Trump administration on a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Abdullah…

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Israel Ready to Begin Restaffing Amman Embassy

With the imminent restoration of full diplomatic relations between Israel and Jordan, the Foreign Ministry has begun looking  to fill the post of ambassador in Amman. The Ministry has released…

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PM Netanyahu Thanks U.S. for Help with Jordan

Israel has acknowledged the role of the U.S. in helping to end a six-month row with Jordan over a deadly incident in Israel’s embassy in Amman last summer. “Prime Minister…

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Jordan Seeks Answers on Future of Dead-Med Project

Jordan has asked Israel what it intends to do regarding the so-called Dead-Med canal project. The Al-Rad newspaper quoted Jordan’s Water Minister Hazam al-Nassar as saying that he had sent…

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Source: Israel to Appoint New Envoy to Jordan

Israel plans to appoint a new ambassador to Jordan in a bid to calm Amman’s anger over the current envoy’s handling of a shooting by an embassy guard in July…

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