Unrest in Jordan Should Be a Wake-Up Call to Israel and the U.S.

April 9 2021

What exactly happened in Jordan last week remains unclear: the Jordanian authorities claim to have foiled a “malicious plot” involving the king’s half-brother, Prince Hamzah; Hamzah says he was only criticizing corruption; some reports described a failed coup; and Amman has forbidden any further media coverage of the matter. But the incident clearly ended on Monday when Hamzah declared in a signed statement that he has “put himself at the disposal” of King Abdullah. Whatever occurred, writes Hussein Ibish, Jordan’s allies and neighbors shouldn’t ignore it:

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The Current Negotiations Won’t Stop Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons

While the Biden White House is committed to restoring the 2015 agreement to restrain the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Tehran’s behavior since the deal was concluded should be sufficient to demonstrate that it had no intention of keeping to its terms, argues Elliott Abrams:

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