Tag Archive for Israel Jordan

REPORT: Test-run of Israeli natural gas delivery reaches Jordan

The Petra news agency reported that Jordan’s National Electric Power Company received for the first time, natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan gas field, in a test to check the viability of the infrastructure prior to the pumping of NEPCO’s $10 billion import deal.



An experimental supply of natural gas from the Leviathan gas field was pumped to Jordan from Israel by the Noble Energy Company on Wednesday, according to Jordan’s Petra national news agency.

The experimental pumping will continue for three months and will test the infrastructure prior to the flow of the actual commercial supply, according to Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO). Continue Reading »

Jordanian lawmaker asks Jordanians to martyr themselves against gas deal

Prior to the electrical equipment of Israel-Jordan gas-line being torched yesterday in protest to the upcoming import of natural gas from Israel, Jordanian parliamentarian Tariq Khoury demanded, “Every free man in Jordan must sacrifice himself and his children to blow up a gas line that passes through Jordanian territory, we are all martyrs of the project.”



Two electrical transformers servicing a gas transfer station intended to transport gas from the Leviathan natural gas field in Israel into Jordan were torched by unidentified people in Irbid in northern Jordan on Saturday.

According to Sky News Arabia, this is not the first attack against the gas transfer station in Irbid. Continue Reading »

No plans made for celebrating 25 years of ‘cold peace’ with Jordan

The euphoria of those early days in Israel… and shared with the late-King Hussein of Jordan, have long ago evaporated, with no one today, on either side, celebrating the once coveted treaty.

By Dov Eilon


At the end of October 1994, I was in Eilat for a short vacation. There was a lot of activity in the resort town, which was flooded with journalists, including several of my former colleagues from Israeli television, who were by chance staying at the same hotel. Everyone was in town to witness and report on the signing of the historic peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. Continue Reading »

Jordan stops film production because story has past Jewish reference

Because the fictional film is about a Jordanian boy who finds a stone with Hebrew written on it, the former head of the Jordanian Actors Association is opposed to the movie, thinking it could open the door to future Israeli claims on the Hashemite kingdom.

By Associated Press, Israel Hayom Staff


A fictional caper about an antiquities heist set in an ancient Jordanian city has stirred widespread outrage over the film’s portrayal of historical Jewish ties to Jordan, shining a light on the tenuous peace with neighboring Israel and prompting the government to suspend the movie’s production.

Camel rides in Petra

Based on a book of the same name, the movie, “Jaber,” follows a Jordanian boy who uncovers a stone in the rose-colored, rock-hewn city of Petra with a Hebrew inscription on it. Continue Reading »

1st of 4 barges transporting the Leviathan natural gas platform to Israel

The construction of a $7B, 2,000 km underwater pipeline connecting Israel’s gas fields to Cyprus, Greece and Italy is expected to be approved later this year by the 3 countries, but will also require European Commission approval.



The first of four giant barges transporting the Leviathan natural gas platform to Israel departed the Gulf of Mexico last week, the companies leading the project announced on Sunday, ahead of its September installation approximately 10 kilometers from Israel’s coast.

Five operational structures, the 38,000 ton topsides of the Leviathan platform, will make the approximately 11,500 kilometer cross-Atlantic journey, with the remaining barges due to set sail from Texas in the coming weeks. Continue Reading »

UPDATE: Jordan lodges complaint against Israel’s new Ramon International Airport

The new airport’s air strip is slated to open January 22 and is 18 kilometers (11.2 miles) away from the Kingdom’s border. Close to Israeli’s southern resort town of Eilat, the modern airport is expected to become a major regional transport hub.
– WATCH: PM Netanyahu speaks directly with Ramon International Airport control tower as first inbound flight prepares to land.

By i24NEWS


Jordan protested the opening of a new international airport just kilometers away from its border with Israel, local media reported on Sunday.

The Jordanian government has expressed concerns about the Ramon international airport as early as 2015. Continue Reading »

IDF Search & Rescue assist Jordan; 21 dead, many missing in Dead Sea floods

With 21 dead and dozens missing in floods on the eastern side of the Dead Sea, both Israel and Jordan are braced for their first major rainstorm of the winter.

By i24NEWS


At least 21 people, most of them children, were killed in a fierce flood on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea Thursday.

Dozens more were missing, students and civilians whose bus was swept away by flash flooding as they were traveling there. Extensive rescue efforts were underway in the area.

Along with Search & Rescue teams, IDF & Israel Police personnel, a fleet of MDA Ambulances at the ready in last year’s flash foods by the Dead Sea that led to the drowning of ten 18 yr-old pre-military students on a hiking trip..

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Jordan’s King Abdullah gives annulment notice of 1994 Peace Treaty Annex

Pressured by recent protests, Jordan’s King Abdullah gives Israel formal notice of termination to land leasing rights that allowed Israeli use of Jordanian parcels in the Naharayim/Baqura and Zofar/Al-Ghamr areas.

By i24NEWS


Jordan’s King Abdullah announced on Sunday his decision to terminate an appendix of the 1994 Israel-Jordan/Wadi Araba peace treaty relating to the lease of the kingdoms’ sovereign land to the Jewish state.

Under Annex I (b) and (c) Jordan leased the Naharayim/Baqura and the Zofar/Al-Ghamr areas, formally under Jordanian sovereignty, to Israel for a period of 25 years which was to be automatically renewed for the same period on an ongoing basis. Continue Reading »

Jordan reopens Israel Embassy after receiving apology & compensation over embassy killing

A Jordanian gov’t official reported on Thursday that Israel has sent an official apology with a promise “to follow up legal proceedings against the guard” known as ‘Ziv’ who killed 2, sparking a tense diplomatic stand off since July 2017.

By i24NEWS

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially apologized to Jordan over a July 2017 incident in which an Israeli security guard shot dead two people at the country’s embassy in Amman, a spokesman for the Jordanian government said on Thursday.

Israel’s PM Netanyahu embraces Ziv, a guard at the Israeli embassy in Jordan who fatally shot 2 locals after being attacked with a screwdriver.

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Jordan refuses Israeli ambassador’s return or to reopen Israel’s Embassy

Jordanian Media Affairs Minister says neither the Israeli envoy may return to Amman, nor the reopening of Israel’s embassy will happen until the security guard who killed two Jordanians is returned to stand trial for murder.



Jordan will not allow the reopening of the Israeli embassy in Amman or the return of Israel’s ambassador unless the Israeli security guard involved in the killing of two Jordanians in July is brought to trial, a Jordanian government minister said Thursday.

Jordanian Media Affairs Minister Mohammed Momani issued a press release to this effect, in which he added that Jordan’s position on the issue was very firm. Continue Reading »

Israel to freeze joint water project over Jordan refusal to reopen Israel’s embassy

Israel sent a message to Amman that Jerusalem will not allow the Red-Dead Sea Canal Project to begin unless Jordan reopens the Israeli embassy, closed after an Israeli security guard shot dead a Jordanian who reportedly attacked him with a screwdriver.

By i24NEWS


Some three months after an investigation was opened after an Israeli security guard fired at an armed Jordanian citizen, Israel is threatening to take economic measures against Amman.

According to a report by Hebrew media outlet Maariv, Israel has sent a clear message to Jordan in past days that Israel will not go through with the terms of the Red-Dead Sea Conveyance Project unless Jordan reopens the Israeli embassy. Continue Reading »

Jordanian King to visit Palestinian autocrat for support, and ‘to send a message’


Jordan’s Abdullah II plans a rare visit to Ramallah on Monday in show of support for the Palestinian leader and the Palestinian people amid tension with Israel from the Temple Mount magnetometers stand-off and then the shooting that killed 2 at Israel’s Amman embassy.

By Elior Levy & Roi Kais


Jordan’s King Abdullah II is scheduled to visit the Palestinian Authority on Monday to meet with President Mahmoud Abbas.

Fatah leadership member Mohammad Shtayyeh said this was “a visit of solidarity and coordination, which proves the Palestinians and Jordanians speak with one voice.”

He was referring to the shared positions with regards to the Temple Mount as well as the American efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue Reading »

Israeli MK Hazan confronts Jordanian MP’s bravado, accepts challenge to brawl


Unfazed by a threat from the pompous Jordanian parliamentarian to beat him up, MK Oren Hazan, tweets in response, “I accept the Jordanian MP’s invitation to a meeting on the bridge, and at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow [Wednesday].”

By Ido Ben Porat


A Jordanian Member of Parliament this week invited MK Oren Hazan (Likud) to a meeting at the Allenby Bridge, to take place on Wednesday.

In a national embarrassment, Oren Hazan forces a selfie on President Trump upon arrival to Israel – Twitter/Oren Hazan

The Jordanian parliamentarian, however, left little doubt about the nature of the meeting with Hazan, writing, “I will beat you up, you despicable person hiding behind American aid.” Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu & King Abdullah reach agreement to end 2-front crisis

REPORT: Israel’s wounded security agent from its embassy in Amman will return to Israel, unencumbered, and the newly placed metal-detectors will be removed from the Temple Mount’s entrances, for ‘alternative security measures.’

By Gary Willig


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah spoke earlier this evening and an understanding is reportedly being reached to resolve the crisis between the two neighbors.

According to the Channel 10 report, the agreement stipulates that metal detectors will be removed from the entrances to the Temple Mount and will be replaced by other security measures.

Jordanian riot police posted outside Israel’s Embassy in Amman, Jordan.

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Israel’s embassy in Jordan under lockdown after guard stabbed, then kills two


After the Israeli security guard was stabbed with a screwdriver at the Israeli embassy in Amman, the guard shot the 17 yr-old assailant and another man, as tensions over the Temple Mount continue to worsen.



An Israeli security officer at the Israeli embassy in Jordan was stabbed in the stomach in Amman by a man with a screwdriver moving furniture in one of the residences in the embassy compound Sunday night, as tensions over the Temple Mount spilled over to the east side of the Jordan River.

According to a Foreign Ministry statement, the guard shot the assailant – identified as Mohammed Zakaria al-Jawawdeh, 17– in self defense. Continue Reading »