<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reported: The plan to link Jordan and West Bank was presented to Israel and Palestinians last week by a high-ranking Jordanian emissary
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2007
According to our Middle East sources, Amman proposed the new state framework to be established before the rise of an independent Palestinian state.
Amman is acting out of concern for the shaky Palestinian Authority, but debkafile notes that the framework could draw Israeli into backdoor recognition of Hamas's role in Palestinian government.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Israel-Jordan tensions flare over discovery of king's covert support for hard-line Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2007
Israeli officials and army chiefs were taken aback by an intelligence report summing up two years of research, which exposed Jordan's King Abdullah, Israel's partner in peace and the war on terror, as being secretly in league with the Damascus-based radical Khaled Meshaal.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Jordanian intelligence aborts new al Qaeda network, points US attention to menace of Sinai and Gaza cells<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2007
Osama bin Laden's cells were planned for Jordan's main cities, structured on the same lines as the Iraq and Gaza networks.
debkafile's counter-terror sources report that Jordanian intelligence stumbled on the conspiracy by chance when a group of former contacts of Abu Musab al Zarqawi attempting to cross the Jordanian border to Syria were detained and confessed they were heading for an Al Qaeda training camp on the outskirts of Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2005
King Abdullah II is deeply preoccupied in restructuring governance in his realm according to a self-designed pattern of democracy. This month, he appointed a new government shorn of policy-making authority in the fields of foreign affairs, defense and home security, prerogatives that will pass to the royal court. Furthermore, he is acting to decentralize parliament in Amman. But along with these radical reforms, the Jordanian king's peripheral sight is fixed on his western neighbor. He has not missed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's descent deeper day by day into the morass of disorder and revolt. debkafile's Amman sources reveal that the king has decided on three provincial parliaments for Irbid in the north, Salt in the center and Kerak in the south. If invited to do so, he might consider a plan to make the West Bank the Jordanian kingdom's fourth wilaya.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2004
Shortly before the October 7 Sinai bombings at Taba and Nueiba, inhabitants of the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat noticed some strange goings-on across the bay in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba. The answer to the riddle was not long coming. One morning, they awoke to the sight of an enormous flag flying from a 136 meter- (446 foot) high pole. The flag, measuring 80 meters (262 feet) by 44 meters (144 feet), was almost the size of an American football field, a towering presence even against the backdrop of the 1,200 meter (3,900 feet) -high mountains behind Aqaba. It was the flag of the Hashemites. Through the many upheavals and disasters visited on them, the Hashemites never gave up their claim of common descent with the Prophet or their vision of returning to their roots, the Hijaz, now the western Red Sea province of Saudi Arabia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2004
The building in the picture, the five-star Le Meridien Hotel, in the Shmeisani district of Amman, walking distance from the Hussein sports center and the Palace of Culture, was projected for reduction to charred rubble Friday, April 2 by a joint Hizballah-al Qaeda bomb team. This is revealed by debkafile's exclusive counter-terror sources. But part of that team was captured by Jordanian forces as it entered the kingdom from Syria at the Rahmtha crossing Wednesday, March 31, driving a suspicious looking pickup truck found on examination to be loaded with hundreds of kilos of explosives. The four detainees, questioned at Jordanian army security headquarters in Amman, soon gave them game away. They also disclosed that another one or two explosives-laden trucks with the rest of the terror team had managed to slip into Jordan before them and was at large - whereupon the royal security forces shot into pursuit mode and placed armed guards on the palaces, the US and Israeli embassies and strategic sites.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2002
Jordan's King Abdullah II flew to Cairo Sunday, April 21 to confer with President Hosny Mubarak of Egypt on the current Middle East crisis and the rising ferment in their countries. The two leaders are in close coordination on the problem of Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority.