DEBKAfile Special Report August 5, 2017
Jordanian King Abdullah’s forfhcoming visit to Ramallah Monday, Aug. 7, for talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas bodes ill for Jordanian-Israeli relations at an especially jarring moment. It is expected to produce a joint move with Palestinian leader Abbas to assail Israel’s sovereignty on Temple Mount and Jerusalem.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 27, 2017
Israel was forced by Palestinian turbulence to cave in on terrorism and Temple Mount sovereignty.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 17, 2017
A Jordanian soldier, Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha, has been sentenced to life in prison with hard labor for killing three US military trainers last November as their vehicles approached the al-Jafr airbase where they were training Jordanian army troops in counter-terror tactics. The victims were Staff Sgt Matthew Lewellen, from Missouri, Staff Sgt Kevin McEnroe from Arizona and Staff Sgt James Moriarty, from Texas. Their families charged the trial was rigged for a cover-up to conceal the killer's motive..
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017
He asks Israel not to intervene in Syria’s battles near its border. No guarantees for Iranian or Hizballah restraint.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2017
It is made up of Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq, with Turkey waiting on the sidelines.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017
Both rulers were caught in mid-offensives he authorized and planned and were exposed to Russian strikes.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016
It successful, ISIS would control a large wedge of land between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016
It took him a week to renege on his understandings with the incoming Trump administration.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2016
In another move to grab control of the Syrian arena, the Kremlin marked the start of the US-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria with a push for the US to dissolve its war room in Amman that is manned also by Jordanian, Saudi, Israeli, Qatari and United Arab Emirates officers.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2016
The ongoing investigation of the June 21 suicide bombing by ISIS on the Jordan-Syria border, in which six Jordanian border guards were killed and 16 were wounded, has revealed the terrorist organization’s sophisticated means of infiltration and attack. According to debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources, ISIS carried out the assault with a stolen Jordanian military vehicle.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 7, 2016
Of all the possible places braced for ISIS terror attacks when Ramadan began, the first attack on the first day of the month-long fast was launched Monday, June 6, in Jordan. Five armed men, in two cars, attacked the Jordanian General Intelligence Command in the Baqaa Palestinian camp, near the capital Amman.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016
Obama’s policies were the catalyst that united the main Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf countries.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016
On Wednesday, Jan. 27 a large Hizballah force entered the southern Syrian town of Daraa, a critically dangerous event for Israel’s security. The way to the town, which lies near the Jordanian border and across from the Israeli Golan, was opened before Hizballah by none other than Russian forces. This was a blatant violation of President Vladimir Putin’s commitments to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah, not to permit Iranian and Iran-backed forces reach their borders in consequence of Russia’s military intervention in the Syria war.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2016
In a pivotal step reflecting the changeability of military and political deals in Israel’s neighborhood, Jordan has agreed to establish a shared war room with Russia for the concerted conduct of their operations in southern Syria. This represents an extreme reversal of Amman’s policy. Until now, Jordan fought against Russia’s protégée Bashar Assad from a joint war room north of Amman called the US Central Command Forward-Jordan, as part of a lineup with the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 8, 2015
The notion of a regional accommodation for the Palestinian issue is a non-starter because the relevant Arab rulers of Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are too busy with their own problems. Israel must cope alone with Palestinian terror.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2015
Jordan’s Abdullah has built a new 70,000-strong Hashemite Army with US arms and Saudi funding. It is now poised for battle in eastern Syria to take on ISIS at Deir Ez-Zur.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2015
Jordan’s king lays down the law for the Palestinians and West Bank.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2015
Jordanian commandos, backed by Israeli air support, are deep inside Iraqi Anbar in search and destroy missions against ISIS. Abdullah II is the first ruler to undertake this mission outside his borders.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2015
Obama saw the Arab world engulfed in ghastly bloody wars in the foreseeable future and was confirmed in his determination to make Iran America’s top strategic ally in the Middle East. Arab rulers are still reeling from the blow and finding it hard to adapt to their new circumstances.