Tag Archive for Jordan

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.”

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

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 »

Jordanian daily attributes 9/11 to US Security Council for Israel’s benefit

Jordanian columnist Abd Al-Hamid Al-Hamshari wrote that since 9/11 the US has brought only chaos & conflict to the Mid-East, claiming that the Americans created ISIS & Al-Qaeda to serve the interests of the Jewish State at the expense of the Palestinians.

By TAMAR BEERI

 

A columnist for the Jordanian newspaper Al-Dustour wrote an article at the end of September in which he claimed that the September 11 attacks were planned by the United States National Security Council to prevent the rise of an Arab power in the Middle East that would compete with America, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Continue Reading »

Turkey assists Palestinian-Jordanian maneuvers to control ‘East Jerusalem’

ANALYSIS: Saudi Arabia, Marocco and Erdogan’s Islamist regime in Turkey are strategically interfering in Israel’s internal affairs by funding & inciting Arab activists, and it’s no coincidence that the Wakf & Palestinians are now taking steps to control the Temple Mount, just as Trump’s special advisor has begun to advance the ‘Deal of the Century.’

By Yochanan Visser

 

Once again Palestinian Arab Muslims, backed by foreign actors, try to stir up unrest over the Temple Mount where they have built numerous unauthorized buildings and mosques.

Last Friday, thousands of Arab Muslims chanting “Allah Hu Akbar broke the status quo on the Temple Mount again when they entered an area known as the Golden Gate or Bab al-Rahma (Gate of Mercy) in Arabic. Continue Reading »

Jordan: ‘Jews storm, defile Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel responsible’

 

A Hashemite Kingdom spokesman condemns Israelis celebrating Jerusalem Day events, singing & dancing, defines them as ‘settlers desecration of place’s sanctity, harming feelings of Muslims throughout world’.

By Mordechai Sones

 

The Jordanian government yesterday (Wednesday) strongly condemned the presence of Jews in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and Jewish activities there. It referred to Jerusalem Day events, during which 15 Jews who had bowed in prayer down were detained, while others sang Hatikvah.

AntiSemite Abbas spews hatred and incitement against Jews – PMW:YouTube screenshot

According to the Jordanian government’s announcement, this is a blatant Israeli attack by allowing extremists to “storm” the Al-Aqsa Mosque in what is termed “a desecration of the sanctity of the place and an insult to the feelings of Muslims all over the world, reported Ynet. Continue Reading »

FBI adds Palestinian terrorist Al-Tamimi to “Most Wanted Terrorists” list

 

U.S. files charges against female Jordanian terrorist convicted by an Israeli court & sentenced to 16 life sentences, but was traded after 8 years in the Hamas deal to release captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

By i24NEWS

 

The United States on Tuesday filed charges against Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, a Jordanian woman who played a role in a 2001 suicide bombing at a Jerusalem Pizza restaurant.

Fifteen people were killed in the attack, including two U.S. citizens, and 122 wounded, including another four Americans.

Al-Tamimi acted as an accomplice, scouting the location of the Sbarro pizza chain in the heart of Jerusalem prior to the bombing and escorting the bomber to the site. Continue Reading »

Jordan threatens US with “catastrophic” repercussions if Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem

 

Jordan’s Information Minister warned moving the embassy could affect relations between the U.S. and Jordan, stressing the move would be a “red line” and there will be “catastrophic” repercussions if Trump moves the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

By Elad Benari

 

Jordan’s government spokesman warned on Thursday of “catastrophic” repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Embassy of the United States in Tel Aviv, Israel - Wikimedia Commons

Current location of the Embassy of the United States in Tel Aviv, Israel – Wikimedia Commons

Trump repeatedly promised during the campaign to move the embassy if elected. Continue Reading »

IDF under fire to explain how Jordanian successfully infiltrated undetected

 

After a kibbutz security officer shot and apprehended the infiltrator, the IDF opened an investigation on how a Jordanian citizen crossed the border into Israel to throw rocks at a moving car, and then assault its driver.

By Yoav Zitun and Ahia Raved

 

A Jordanian man managed to infiltrate Israel on Friday south of the northern site of Hamat Gader. After entering Israel, the man began to throw rocks at passing cars, causing an Israeli driver named Rotem Aharoni to drive off the road. Following the crash, the man ran over to the car and attempted to remove Aharoni and steal the vehicle. Continue Reading »

Jordanian Arab shot after injuring Israeli driver in rock attack

Jordanian infiltrator attacks Israeli car on Highway 90, causing young female driver to swerve into security barrier, then tries to force her out of the car.

By Reut Hadar

 

Twenty-three-year-old Rotem Aharoni from Had Nes was driving to work when an Arab man in a grey kaftan threw a large rock at her car.

Rotem Aharoni at Poria Hospital

Rotem slammed on the breaks and the car struck a safety rail. The Arab then ran towards her, opened the door and tried to force her out of the vehicle, all the while yelling in Arabic.

Rotem fought back and pushed him away. Continue Reading »

Jordan assigned to ‘inspect Israel’s violations’ at Temple Mount for ICC case

 

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Jordan has been appointed to form an international judicial committee to inspect Israel’s “violations” on the Temple Mount, Jordanian daily Al-Rai reported on Sunday.

Border Police officers patrol Temple Mount area. – Photo: REUTERS

This role was assigned to Jordan, which is internationally recognized as the preserver of the holy places in Jerusalem, during a conference that took place recently in Egypt, assembling Arab judicial experts. Continue Reading »

Arab Media: Jordan Refused Hamas Leader Khaled Mashaal’s Request to Visit Kingdom

 

Although allowed to enter Jordan in 2012, King Abdullah expelled the Hamas leadership from Jordan in 1999, and according to Emirati news site 24, the King has again declared Khaled Mashaal “unwelcome” in Jordan.

 

Jordanian authorities denied a request by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to visit the kingdom, the Emirati news site 24 reported on Tuesday.

Mashaal was told by the authorities that he is “unwelcome” in Jordan, according to sources in Amman.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II, pictured during a press conference in Berlin, in May 2015 – Photo: Adam Berry/AFP/File

King Abdullah expelled the Hamas leadership from Jordan in 1999, accusing the group of meddling in relations between Jordan’s large Palestinian population and the kingdom. Continue Reading »

Jordanians calls to fight terror by eliminating curricula of ideas that ‘denigrate life, aggrandize death’

 

One Jordanian educator wrote, “Our schools spread extremism, as do our universities. Sometimes, a child or youth returns from school or university with horrid ideas that shock even his parents.” 

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

According to unofficial statistics, about 4,000 young Jordanians have so far joined the armed organizations in Syria and Iraq, a figure that places Jordan second only to Tunisia in the number of citizens who have joined these organizations, MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute) has reported. The media watchdog group has published an in depth report focusing on calls in Jordan’s media on the Education Ministry to reform school curricula in light of the problem of youth gravitating toward extremist Islamic ideology. Continue Reading »

Jordanians angry Palestinian Authority rejected installing CCTV on Temple Mount

 

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Jordanians on Tuesday criticized the Palestinian Authority for rejecting the idea of installing security cameras at the Temple Mount.

Border Police officers patrol Temple Mount – Photo: REUTERS

The Jordanians noted that the idea of installing the cameras was aimed at “protecting the al Aksa Mosque by documenting what’s happening at the site.”

PA officials have over the past few days dismissed the idea, arguing that Israel would use the cameras to arrest Palestinians “under the pretext of incitement.” Continue Reading »

Arabs attack Jerusalem police on Temple Mount for 3rd straight day

 

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Rioting broke out Tuesday for a third straight day at the Temple Mount as police came to secure the contested Jerusalem holy site for Jewish visitors on the second day of Rosh Hashana.

When Israeli security forces entered the plaza of the site dozens of  masked Palestinian youth met them with a barrage of stones, blocks, and firecrackers, police said.

Continue Reading »

King Abdullah II of Jordan threatens Israel on Jerusalem ‘provocation’

 

view videoKing Abdullah II told journalists that Jordan will be forced “to take actions” over Israel’s “provocation” on the Temple Mount should it continue.

By i24news

 

Jordan’s king warned Israel on Monday that any further “provocation” in Jerusalem where Israeli police have clashed with Muslims at Al-Aqsa mosque would damage ties between the two countries.

“Any more provocation in Jerusalem will affect the relationship between Jordan and Israel” which have a 1994 peace accord but which has custodian rights over the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, said King Abdullah II following a second day of clashes at the flashpoint holy site in east Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Report: Jordan thwarts Iranian-planned terror plot

Jordanian security forces reported to have  arrested foreigner possessing 45 kg of high-grade explosives in ‘most serious case in a decade’. 

By Roi Kais

 

The Jordanian newspaper Al Rai reported Monday morning that Jordanian security forces had foiled a terror plot by a member of an Iranian-backed group.

Joint training by Jordanian and US militaries (Archive Photo: Getty Images)
Joint training by Jordanian and US militaries – Archive Photo: Getty Images

According to the report, the suspect belongs to the Iranian Bayt al-Maqdis group – which is unrelated to the identically named Egyptian group has recently changed its moniker sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group.

The suspect reportedly holds Iraqi and Norwegian citizenship, was arrested in northern Jordan, and found to be in possession of large amounts of explosives. Continue Reading »