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Jordan Recalls Israeli Ambassador In Concern For US


Jordan has recalled its ambassador from Israel, with Jordanian Foreign Minister Arman Safadi also informing the Israeli ambassador to Amman that they should remain in Israel. Safadi said that this would remain the situation "until the war and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza ends." Saudi-run Al Arabiya reports: "Jordan was stepping up diplomatic efforts to pressure Israel to end the war, which brought “dangerous risks” of conflict spreading across the region and threatening global peace, Safadi said."

  • The move is likely to cause some concern in the US. Jordan has for many years been one of the US' closest allies in the Middle East. Reuters reportsthat on 29 Oct a Jordanian army spox confirmed that Amman had requested the US deploy Patriot missiles on its territory to defend itself from being caught in any regional crossfire should Iran-back militias in Syria, Iraq, or Yemen become more actively involved in the conflict.
  • A more acrimonious relationship between Israel and Jordan could prove difficult for the US as it attempts to both offer moral, military, and financial support for Israel while not alienating its Arab allies in the region.

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