Why are Israel’s relations with Jordan suddenly in the news? Nothing dramatic, noteworthy, let alone game-changing, happened, neither bilaterally or regionally. So why the commotion? Because under the radar, without many paying attention to it, relations have deteriorated in the last few years.
Israel has been increasingly reluctant to invest in Jordan’s strategic and economic well-being, while Jordan’s position as a staunch U.S. ally was dismissed and downsized by then-President Donald Trump. The new administration in Washington and new government in Jerusalem are now seriously attempting to rekindle the triangle’s importance.