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

To Deter Iran, America Should Give Israel a Big Bomb

July 26 2021

Under the current circumstances, it seems unlikely, writes Dennis Ross, that Washington will succeed in negotiating a return to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran—and even if it does, it is even more unlikely that the Biden administration will be able to make good on its promise to negotiate a “longer and stronger” version of the deal. Ross thus suggests a simple way to make clear to the Islamic Republic the risks of continuing to pursue a nuclear weapon:

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More about: Iran nuclear program, US-Israel relations