The Crisis in Israel-Jordan Relations

Ksenia Svetlova January 2018

MK Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union) and the Mitvim Institute held a joint conference at the Knesset on the crisis in Israel-Jordan relations. The conference took place on 10 January 2018, after six months of crisis between the two countries, triggered by the shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman on July 2017. The conference was moderated by Jacky Hugi of Galei Tzahal, and featured Members of Knesset (MKs) as well as civil society representatives. It also included an intervention (via video) by the Director of the Center for Israel Studies in Amman. The conference speakers emphasized the importance of Israel-Jordan relations, highlighted the common interests of both countries, stressed the need for quick resolution of the crisis, and identified policy steps that can assist the mending of relations. This document summarizes the main points raised at the conference. To view the conference (in Hebrew) on Mitvim’s YouTube channel, click here.

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