Warmer Peace with Israel Offers Jordan Better Economic Dividends

(The Hill) Hussain Abdul-Hussain and Enia Krivine - In December, Israel and Jordan signed an agreement to facilitate an increase in Jordanian exports to the West Bank from $150 million to $700 million a year. In July, Israel agreed to increase its annual supply of water to its eastern neighbor by 50 million cubic meters, doubling the previous figure. In November, the UAE brokered a deal in which Jordan produces solar energy for the Israeli market, and Israel reciprocates by desalinating Mediterranean water for supply to Jordan. Hussain Abdul-Hussain is a research fellow and Enia Krivine is the senior director of the Israel Program and National Security Network at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2022-01-20 00:00:00

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