Israel Policy Pod

Jordan Valley Annexation: Is Bibi Amman of His Word?

December 05, 2019
Israel Policy Pod
Jordan Valley Annexation: Is Bibi Amman of His Word?
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Israel Policy Pod
Jordan Valley Annexation: Is Bibi Amman of His Word?
Dec 05, 2019
Israel Policy Forum

For the second time in Israel's seemingly interminable election cycle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has deployed the possibility of Jordan Valley annexation as way to rally support — even if Israel's security and relationship with the neighboring Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan suffer because of it. All the while, the United States appears more deferential on annexation than ever before. Will Bibi really exploit this so-called "historic opportunity?" How will the Jordanians and Palestinians react? And will the Trump administration give the Israelis the coveted green light on formally absorbing the Jordan Valley? Hosts Evan Gottesman and Margaux Nijkerk explore these questions with Ofer Zalzberg, senior analyst in the International Crisis Group's Arab-Israel Project.

Show Notes

For the second time in Israel's seemingly interminable election cycle, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has deployed the possibility of Jordan Valley annexation as way to rally support — even if Israel's security and relationship with the neighboring Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan suffer because of it. All the while, the United States appears more deferential on annexation than ever before. Will Bibi really exploit this so-called "historic opportunity?" How will the Jordanians and Palestinians react? And will the Trump administration give the Israelis the coveted green light on formally absorbing the Jordan Valley? Hosts Evan Gottesman and Margaux Nijkerk explore these questions with Ofer Zalzberg, senior analyst in the International Crisis Group's Arab-Israel Project.

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