Bringing Jordan into the Arab-Israeli Normalization Process

Jan. 12 2021

In 1973, the Jordanian monarchy made an important step toward peace when it decided to sit out yet another Egyptian-Syrian attack on the Jewish state, and instead tried to warn it of the coming war. While Amman and Jerusalem formally made peace in 1996, and the two countries have common interests and cooperate closely when it comes to security, the Jordanian press and public remain hostile to Jews and Israel and commerce is limited. Ben Fishman argues that the move toward better relations between Israel and the Arab world can be an opportunity to improve this situation, along with Jordan’s flailing economy:

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More about: Abraham Accords, Israel-Arab relations, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy

Israel-Palestinian Peace Starts with Combating Anti-Semitism

Jan. 22 2021

If there is to be a resolution to the conflict between the Jewish state and a putative Palestinian one, writes Jonathan Michanie, it won’t start with drawing lines on maps or restrictions on where Jews can build houses, but with the Palestinian Authority (PA) abandoning its official anti-Semitism. The PA can, in this regard, learn much from those Arab nations that have recently made peace with Israel:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Morocco, Palestinian Authority