The proposed establishment of civil marriage in Israel, although in apparent conflict with Jewish tradition, could help to diminish animosity toward Judaism among secular Israelis.
Marriage of Convenience
The Israel-Jordan Peace Is a Strategic Success Not to Be Taken for Granted
This fall will mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty between Jerusalem and Amman. Since then, there has been extensive military and security cooperation between the two countries, along with major economic benefits to both. Yet numerous joint projects suggested at the time of the treaty’s signing and over the intervening years have for the most part come to naught, and ordinary Jordanians remain deeply suspicious of their western neighbor. Joshua Krasna writes:
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