Abdullah cuts down Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel, while reorienting his policy on détente with Turkey, Syria, Qatar

Jordan’s King Abdullah notified Israel on Sunday, Oct. 21, that he will not renew two annexes of the peace treaty which his father King Hussein signed with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1994.  They granted Israel ownership rights for 25 years under Jordanian sovereignty in the Naharayim/Baqura and the Zofar/Al Ghamr areas of the Arava region of southern Israel, which Israeli farmers have been working.

While the announcement came two days after a big anti-Israeli demonstration in Amman, DEBKAfile’s sources disclose that it is part of a calculated move by the Jordanian monarch to bring his kingdom into alignment with Turkey, Syria and Qatar. In recent days, his prime minister, Dr. Omar al-Razzaz,  has been holding intensive talks with Turkish ministers in an effort to persuade Ankara to stop routing its export goods to the Gulf via Haifa port and send them instead through Syria and Jordan. To this end, Jordan earlier this month reopened its Nassib border crossing with Syria, against strong objections from Washington and Jerusalem. The king is in the process of mending his ties with Syria’s Bashar Assad and looks forward to an early visit to Amman by an impressive Syrian official delegation headed by Foreign Minister Walid Moallem.

Qatar is performing a dual role: On the one hand, Doha is funding Israeli fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip in an effort to de-escalate Hamas-Israeli tensions, while, on the other, trying to tempt Jordan’s King to come over to its side and abandon his ties with Qatar’s rival, Saudi Arabia.   King Abdullah hopes Riyadh, in its weakened state following the Khashoggi affair, will not notice his desertion.

Going back on the two peace treaty annexes with Israel serves the Jordanian monarch’s evolving alignment with three allies, two of whom are hostile to Israel. He hopes his new orientation will help channel the rising domestic unrest over his failure to resolve the kingdom’s galloping economic crisis. Muslim Brotherhood activists, led by the Brotherhood’s Palestinian offshoot Hamas, have been stirring up the trouble, demanding abrogation of the peace treaty with Israel and the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman. Hamas is in fact using Jordan as the stage for a second front against Israel as well as the Gaza Strip.

 

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50 thoughts on “Abdullah cuts down Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel, while reorienting his policy on détente with Turkey, Syria, Qatar

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 16:03 at 16:03
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    Midget

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 22:15 at 22:15
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      Of course the best thing would be the end of his fake regime. Then the fakestanains in judea and samaria could join their brothers in eastern eretz yisroel before finally moving out into arabia where they belong

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 17:20 at 17:20
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    POISON THE HASHEMITE CAMEL-FELLATING KING’S FAVORITE CAMELS AND HE WILL COME TO HEAL LIKE THE REST OF THEM.

    • Oct 21, 2018 @ 19:09 at 19:09
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      Says the guy who was circumcised by a blowjob from his rabbi

      • Oct 21, 2018 @ 20:39 at 20:39
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        I CAN NEVER FORGET THE PLEASURE MANY OF US HAVE RECEIVED FROM WILMA, BILLY BOB’S WHORE MOTHER.

        • Oct 21, 2018 @ 22:53 at 22:53
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          You both should be barred from this site. And really any site.

          “Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations”

          Debka, please enforce your own rules.

          • Oct 21, 2018 @ 23:21 at 23:21
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            YOU SHOULD BE BANNED FOR BEING A NOSY JERKOFF!

      • Oct 22, 2018 @ 4:31 at 4:31
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        Says the guy with an uncut dick.

        • Oct 23, 2018 @ 0:30 at 0:30
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          You both are probably very small , and , shall we say “INCAPABLE”? So , you all shut your mouth , go get a hair cut and get a real job .

          • Oct 23, 2018 @ 22:22 at 22:22
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            I HAVE A MASSIVE DICK. YOU’RE GOING CRAZY TRYING TO IMAGINE IT AREN’T YOU, LOSER?

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 17:40 at 17:40
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    Greedy fool. selling for more;

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 20:17 at 20:17
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    This news is the rise of the Antichrist…Ergdoggon
    Run for the hills!
    Hey God has got this moving just as he said…

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 7:42 at 7:42
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      The Antichrist are in the mind of stupid people who will ensure that their thought become self-fulfilling.

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 20:35 at 20:35
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    And when Israel shuts off the water to Jordan?

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 11:41 at 11:41
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      “And when Israel shuts off the water to Jordan?”

      @ “Not Fooled”,

      Look at a map and see if that makes any sense.

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 20:51 at 20:51
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    Schmuck

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 21:36 at 21:36
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    This can work both ways.
    Time for Israel to end Jordan’s oversight of the Temple Mount.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 11:45 at 11:45
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      “This can work both ways.
      Time for Israel to end Jordan’s oversight of the Temple Mount.”

      @Mr. Gray,

      That’s exactly what should have happened………………back in June, 1967!

      • Oct 23, 2018 @ 3:16 at 3:16
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        I agree. However, God’s timing is different from mine. I just hope I live to see the Messiah, the Jewish Yeshuah, inhabiting the Temple.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 21:28 at 21:28
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      I agree!

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 22:13 at 22:13
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    Next, he will “take back” parts of W.Bank.
    This is ‘The Deal of the century’ unfolding.
    Trump’s little stubby mushroom is working.
    Little magic mushroom indeed…….

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:05 at 12:05
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      “Next, he will “take back” parts of W.Bank.”

      @Thomas al-Jeffrey son,

      Prior to June 1967, King Hussein of Jordan could have given what’s known as the “West Bank” independence……………………….but he didn’t.
      Prior to June 1967, President Nasser of Egypt could have given Gaza independence………………………….but he didn’t.
      The rest is history.

  • Oct 21, 2018 @ 22:45 at 22:45
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    Sooner or later Jordan will be the real independent Palestinian state

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 11:54 at 11:54
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      “Sooner or later Jordan will be the real independent Palestinian state”

      @supermartel,

      That almost happened in 1970 with the Palestinian terrorist group Black September………….with King Abdullah’s dad mowing down more Palestinians at that time than were killed in 1948 (with no complaints from any other Arab country at that time as well).

  • Oct 22, 2018 @ 0:00 at 0:00
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    Another good reason (as if we need more) to avoid making agreements with Muslim countries or entities. Eventually the Islamic tribalism will kick in and whatever your previous agreement, they will revert to the violence and conquest inherent in Islam.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 7:44 at 7:44
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      Israel is stealing land every day by expanding settlements. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black…

      • Oct 22, 2018 @ 8:19 at 8:19
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        The Islamic world is expanding in every direction and in every country. Israel remains small and confined in terms of landmass and has not expanded at all. I suppose you think that the ever-expanding numbers of Terrorstinians are experiencing a “genocide.” If so, it is the most preposterous genocide in history with their numbers expanding and they are the best-fed and most spoiled prisoners in the world with jailers and sadists from among their own Terrorstinisn people.

      • Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:12 at 12:12
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        “Israel is stealing land every day by expanding settlements. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black…”

        You can’t “steal” your own land.

        • Oct 22, 2018 @ 18:45 at 18:45
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          You fraudsters belong in Eastern Europe

          • Oct 24, 2018 @ 10:44 at 10:44
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            When we were, people like you destroyed us. And now you are destroying Europeans and their Jews by replacing them with an invasion of Islamics. It is all part of a UN plan. The Left are the new fascists.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:08 at 12:08
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      “Another good reason (as if we need more) to avoid making agreements with Muslim countries or entities. Eventually the Islamic tribalism will kick in and whatever your previous agreement, they will revert to the violence and conquest inherent in Islam.”

      That’s sort of what’s happening right now with Gaza……………….stay tuned!

  • Oct 22, 2018 @ 3:39 at 3:39
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    Just noticed that commenting was permitted again. I urge all to keep foul language from this site or commenting will be disallowed once more. I read this site everyday and was saddened by the frequent foul comments everywhere. Peace.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 7:46 at 7:46
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      For some reason, this site attracts a lot of passionate people. And some appear totally nuts.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 14:41 at 14:41
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      If you have something to say, then say it. If you want to control other people’s thoughts, minds and feelings, then go back to mainstream media and the part of the Internet now controlled by Google, Facebook and Twitter. Those mega-techs will protect your delicate sensibilities and provide all the lies your tender ears/eyes are accustomed to hearing/seeing.

  • Oct 22, 2018 @ 9:25 at 9:25
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    living under apartheid regime will effect people . that is a given. i am coming to debka to see how the avarage israeli thinks.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:26 at 12:26
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      “living under apartheid regime will effect people . that is a given.—————-”

      @Anonymous,

      The most perfect example of that being President Assad’s iron fist control over Syria…………even though he is a member of a minority sect in that country.
      Prior to the Syrian Civil War, not one complaint from the Arab League or from Western “progressives”.
      So in this case, you’re right: the Syrian people were certainly affected by what should have been labelled as apartheid but left wing advocates just weren’t “on the ball” on this one.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 19:23 at 19:23
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      YES YOU SHOULD REFUSE TO LIVE THAT WAY. MOVE TO ISRAEL WHERE WE ARE FREE!

  • Oct 22, 2018 @ 11:46 at 11:46
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    The funny comments are the best part of Debra I read them while I eat my pancakes and smoke weed

  • Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:37 at 12:37
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    From the Debka article:

    “Jordan’s King Abdullah notified Israel on Sunday, Oct. 21, that he will not renew two annexes of the peace treaty which his father King Hussein signed with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1994. They granted Israel ownership rights for 25 years under Jordanian sovereignty in the Naharayim/Baqura and the Zofar/Al Ghamr areas of the Arava region of southern Israel, which Israeli farmers have been working.”

    That translates to what was once desert and was made to bloom, will revert back to desert again…………………just another fine day in the Middle East!

  • Oct 22, 2018 @ 20:07 at 20:07
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    Another market for Russian SAMS. Could Egypt be next?

  • Oct 22, 2018 @ 20:13 at 20:13
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    Danny do you not really want to tell the Israeli’s to repent? The People attacking do not have a choice but since so many Israeli’s are going to die give them a chance to meeting the true messiah.

    • Oct 22, 2018 @ 20:49 at 20:49
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      AND WHO IS THIS TRUE MESSIAH? DOES HESHE HAVE AN EMAIL ?

        • Oct 23, 2018 @ 8:10 at 8:10
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          There is nothing here, also you might want to look into the percentage of people doing internet via telephone (ie mobile friendly websites…)

  • Oct 22, 2018 @ 22:45 at 22:45
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    The angry comments ignore the simple fact that Jordan is not breaking any agreement, nor is it backing out of any agreement. Debka has this wrong, as well. There was no agreement giving Israel ownership of these areas. They were actually leased for 25 years, and either side has the express right, under the agreement, to decide not to renew, as long as it gives a year notice. That’s what Jordan has done, announce its intent not to renew the lease.
    When the peace accord with Jordan was signed, the 25 year period was meant to give time for the other peace accords to be worked out. That never happened. the expiration of the lease is the result of that. for those whose response is that arabs don’t keep agreements, these did. It is you who are advocating breaking agreements with them, and even overthrowing their government. Think about that for a moment before you call me the names that you will obviously call me

    • Oct 23, 2018 @ 0:35 at 0:35
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      The peace accord was with Jordan only. If Jordan wants the lands under full sovereignty so be it. And if Israel decides to take full sovereignty over the Temple Mount then so be that too.

      • Oct 24, 2018 @ 1:17 at 1:17
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        That completely ignores the subject. We signed a treaty that allowed for this. Which treaty can you point to concerning the Temple Mount? None. You are angry at them and you want retribution, but that is a veeeeeery different argument. Also, the worst thing Israel can do to itself is take over the Temple Mount.

    • Oct 24, 2018 @ 11:19 at 11:19
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      An agreement with Islamists is another name for a Hudna – as long as the agreement rewards the Islamists it is fine; when it involves give and take and not all take, they bail. They they go back to war, conquest and terrorism to win another Hudna that pays them rashua.

  • Oct 24, 2018 @ 22:53 at 22:53
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    Peace treaties with the Pali’s are not worth the paper it’s printed on.

  • Nov 2, 2018 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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    Israel’s military might, backed up by the USA, has enabled Abdullah’s survival.
    If Israel was to announce today, that it had no interest in whether or not Abdullah’s rule over Jordan continued, Abdullah would be gone, within a week.

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