Last updated on: 5/13/2020 | Author: ProCon.org

What Are the Official Positions of Jordan on Israel and the Palestinian Territories?

General Reference (not clearly pro or con)

The first three general principles in Article II of the 1994 Israeli/Jordanian Peace Treaty, stated the following:

“They [Israel & Jordan] recognise and will respect each other’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence;

They recognise and will respect each other’s right to live in peace within secure and recognised boundaries;

They will develop good neighbourly relations of co-operation between them to ensure lasting security, will refrain from the threat or use of force against each other and will settle all disputes between them by peaceful means.”

1994 - Treaty of Peace Between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan      

Nassar Judeh, Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in a Feb. 4, 2014 response to a question posed in the Lower House regarding the possibility of Jordanian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and reported on The Times of Israel website, stated:

“With regards to the rumors surrounding the Jewish state, Jordan’s consistent position — aligned in this regard with the Palestinian position — is that this formula and this proposal is unacceptable.”

Feb. 4, 2014 -

Nassar Judeh

King Abdullah II of Jordan, during an Aug. 10, 2014 interview with Jordanian daily newspaper Al Ghad, the transcript of which is available at King Abdullah II’s website, stated:

“The world bears the responsibility of ending an occupation, which is the last of its kind in modern history, and to end denying our brotherly people their right to establish their own state on their national soil, as well as ending an ongoing unjust siege and Israeli settlement activities that undermine peace prospects… The two-state solution is the only way to end the conflict and establish security and stability for the entire region. Israel’s security will not be achieved without a genuine pursuit of comprehensive just peace and the two-state solution, and without the establishment of a sovereign, geographically contiguous, Palestinian state along the 5 June 1967 lines, according to international accords and the Arab Peace Initiative, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and an economy that has the potential to grow and prosper. This is the only way for Israel to guarantee its security and gain the acceptance of the region and the entire world.”

Aug. 10, 2014 -

King Abdullah II of Jordan