The Israeli-Jordanian Peace Treaty is about to come apart

Jimmy DeYoung

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JD: It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Agreement signed between Jordan and Israel back in October of 1994. The Jordanian’s are saying it’s cold and getting colder. Does that mean it could possibly come apart and what’s causing that?

DD: Well Jimmy you remember that from the very beginning the Muslim brotherhood which is a major force opposed the Peace Treaty from the get-go. They’re watching the instability all around. The Jordanians are very very concerned that there might be an attack from Iraq; an Iranian attack upon the Jordanian government too trying to take out all the moderate pro American governments in the region. The Saudi’s and Israeli’s also included. So they’re looking at that right now. They’re not very happy with the lack of progress on the ground, the Jordanians. And King Abdullah is again challenged immensely by these other forces all around him. War to the North and war to the East, potential war to the West and Israel and potential war to the South in Saudi Arabia. He’s right in the middle of all of that.

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