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Families of US troops slain in Jordan seek action

Jul. 1, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of three Special Forces troops slain by a Jordanian soldier at a military base in Jordan in 2016 are calling on Congress to suspend aid to the key U.S. Mideast partner until it extradites the killer. The families are also joining an effort to press Jordan to extradite a woman...

File - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, a Palestinian demonstrator holds national flag in front of Israeli forces as they protest against President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative, in Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the valley and all of Israel's far-flung West Bank settlements, in line with President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, which overwhelmingly favors Israel and has been rejected by the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Jordan's FM warns against annexation on West Bank visit

Jun. 18, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Jordan's foreign minister made an unannounced visit to the West Bank on Thursday during which he warned against any Israeli annexation of occupied territory, saying it would “kill” hopes for a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Both Jordan and the...

UK's Johnson: Israeli annexation breaches international law

Jun. 16, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank would “amount to a breach of international law.” Asked in the House of Commons about possible sanctions on Israel over the West Bank settlements, Johnson said: “I believe...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Jordan's King Abdullah II addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The extradition issue is likely to be raised this week when King Abdullah II speaks to several congressional committees to voice his opposition to Israel’s plans to annex portions of the West Bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US considers withholding aid to Jordan to force extradition

Jun. 16, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The administration says it's weighing...

Billboards shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.S President Donald Trump in Jerusalem, placed by Yesha Council, an organization of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Hebrew on billboard reads

UAE envoy warns Israeli annexation would 'upend' Arab ties

Jun. 12, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the U.S. on Friday warned Israel against annexing the Jordan Valley and other parts of the occupied West Bank, saying the move would “upend” Israel's efforts to improve ties with Arab countries. A former Israeli prime minister meanwhile...