Jordan’s Outreach to Iran Threatens Its Longstanding Alliance with Israel

July 13 2021

Last week, Jerusalem agreed to sell Amman a much-larger-than-usual amount of water, while easing the way for Jordanian exports to the West Bank. The agreement seems a positive sign, after a crisis in relations this spring. But Edy Cohen sees Jordan going in a very different direction, that makes it an entirely unreliable ally for Israel:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Jordan, Middle East

The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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More about: Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror, United Kingdom