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Israel and Jordan’s Secret Security Ties Aren’t Enough

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15.10.2019

This month, Israel and Jordan will mark the 25th anniversary of their peace agreement, but the bilateral relationship is only getting more complicated. Security and intelligence cooperation has improved over the years, but civilian projects that were supposed to nurture peace between peoples have been stuck.

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Amman has been waiting more than 20 years for Israel to keep its promises on establishing a joint airport and building the planned Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal. The Jordan Gateway project – the construction of a joint industrial zone – has made a little progress over the past year, but it still lacks a short access road costing 60 million shekels ($17 million) that no Israeli ministry is willing to finance – and Israel has no permanent government to grant its approval.

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