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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Actions have consequences: Israel not going to bat for Jordan in Washington

The King of 'Palestine' Jordan hasn't sent an envoy to Israel in two years, and the Israeli government has finally decided to respond in kind.
With the prevalent atmosphere in Washington being to cut aid, Israel has in the recent past “put in a good word” on behalf of continued assistance to the Jordanians, something officials said is more difficult now because of the Jordanian refusal to return its ambassador.

The US provides Jordan with some $660 million in aid per year, the result of a five-year agreement signed toward the end of 2008, and running through fiscal year 2014.

The Post has learned that when congressmen interested in cutting budgets query Israel about the status of the Jordanian- Israel relationship, the answer is increasingly that while the intelligence and security relationship is good, the lack of a Jordanian ambassador – a concrete symbol of normal relations between two countries at peace – is not a good sign.
Well, that sounds completely honest. What could go wrong?

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At 5:54 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - when Jews decide to stop being the Arab doormat, hit your snooze button.

The country is not completely there yet although this is a good sign!

What could go wrong indeed


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