The Jordanian flag flies high above Naharayim. "That flag wasn’t there a few days ago,” Orna Shimoni told Haaretz in late October. Gil Eliahu

At the Island of Peace, Dreams of Warm Ties Between Israel and Jordan Hit the Rocks

Naharayim is in the news after King Abdullah said Jordan would no longer lease this fertile stretch of land to the Jewish state. Israel has only itself to blame, says Orna Shimoni, a peace activist who has dedicated her life to the region

A large Jordanian flag flutters high over the so-called Island of Peace in the northern Jordan Valley, visible for miles around.

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