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  • Government Panel Begins Probe of Failed Mossad Affair in Jordan

    The government committee investigating the failed Mossad attempt to assassinate a Hamas leader in Jordan has begun its probe. During the committee’s first day of hearings Sunday, the head of Mossad, Danny Yatom, was the first witness to appear. Yatom was reported to have presented evidence that Khaled Mashaal, the target of the botched Sept…. More ▸

  • News Analysis: Israel Recoils After Mossad Bungles Operation in Jordan

    It was supposed to be a quiet week of introspection during the Days of Awe. But Israelis found themselves dealing with a disturbing situation during the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Not only had Israel’s famed Mossad secret service reportedly botched an assassination attempt in neighboring Jordan. But also, perhaps worse, the failure… More ▸

  • Israel Implicated in Attempt to Kill Hamas Leader in Jordan

    Israel has implied that it was behind a botched assassination attempt on a Hamas leader in Jordan. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused Sunday to confirm or deny whether Israel played a role in the failed Sept. 25 attempt. But Cabinet Secretary Danny Naveh, in an apparent effort to explain the motivation behind the incident, said… More ▸

  • Two Israeli Guards Wounded in Shooting Attack in Jordan

    A previously unknown organization calling itself the Islamic Resistance has claimed responsibility for an attack on two Israeli Embassy security guards in Jordan. The guards, identified as Moshe Levin and Amikam Hadar, were lightly wounded in Monday’s shooting attack in Amman. Jordanian authorities launched a search for the assailants and offered a cash reward for… More ▸

  • Ross Wraps Up Mideast Mission As Netanyahu Travels to Jordan

    As U.S. Middle East envoy Dennis Ross extended his shuttle mission here this week, it remained unclear exactly how much he had achieved in his meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials. As a result of those meetings, CIA officials will participate in a three-way panel aimed at increasing security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian… More ▸

  • Israeli Tourists Face Hostility in Jordan As Peace Process Fades

    A man with a long, white beard stands in front of his household-goods store in this ancient Roman city in northern Jordan. “Life is quite good here, this is the Holy Land,” he said, “except that one should get rid of all the Zionists and throw them out.” Ali Ahmad Abu-Kishek has probably never seen… More ▸

  • Parents of Murdered Students Object to Jordanian’s Sentence

    The parents of seven Israeli schoolgirls who were murdered by a Jordanian soldier are protesting the sentence he was given. “I’m disappointed, especially in King Hussein,” said Miri Meiri, the mother of Ya’ala Meiri, one of the victims. Meiri said that during a condolence visit to the bereaved families, the Jordanian monarch had said he… More ▸

  • Israel Formally Agrees to Return $50 Million in U.S. Aid for Jordan

    Israel has formally agreed to return $50 million in U.S. foreign aid so that the Clinton administration can reward Jordan for its support of the peace process. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced Tuesday that Israel and Egypt would each contribute $50 million to a new Middle East Peace and Stability Fund. Jordan will receive… More ▸

  • Israel Agrees to Divert Part of U.S. Foreign Aid to Jordan

    Israel has decided to give Jordan $50 million from the more than $3 billion in annual aid it receives from the United States, Israeli officials said this week. After two months of negotiations, Israel informed American officials June 12 that it was willing to forego the $50 million a year for the next five years…. More ▸