October 26 marked the 21st anniversary of the Jordanian-Israeli peace deal. From a wider strategic perspective, the 1994 U.S.-sponsored Wadi Araba Peace Treaty can be said to have some sort of validity, but what is undeniable is that it has failed to make Amman and Tel Aviv ‘normal’ neighbors.
Strangely enough, whether Jordan will one day scrap the peace deal is a question that is decided in Tel Aviv more than in Amman.Raed Omari
As was the case last year, Jordanians have remembered the deal with a call on their government to abolish it, citing Israel’s disregard of its provisions, mainly those related to Jerusalem. Even among Jordan’s conservative politicians, including those who co-authored the deal, there is rising skepticism about the feasibility of the peace treaty.