Future of Farmers on Jordanian Land In Doubt

Land dozens of Israeli farmers have been working for decades may be handed back to Jordan under a 1994 peace treaty between the two nations. Although under the terms of the treaty Israel was entitled to use the land for 25-years, with an understanding the lease would be renewed, recent political tensions have thrown the land’s future into doubt. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

A spokesman for Jordan’s foreign ministry has denied reports Jordan had agreed to a one-year extension of the lease. The statement appears to conflict with earlier statements made by Jordan’s foreign minister, Ayman al-Safadi, who has said “There are talks, but not about extending the lease, but about the next step.” Reported by i24 News. Read more…