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Senior Defense Adviser: Israel Worried for Jordan’s Stability as Islamic State Encroaches

The Jerusalem Post reports: Jerusalem – A senior Israeli official has voiced concern for Jordan’s future stability given encroaching Islamist-led insurgencies in the region, a departure from Israel’s customary reticence about its neighbor and security partner.

Jordan, one of two Arab countries to have signed peace treaties with Israel, has largely weathered the upheaval in much of the Middle East over the past five years. It has low-key military backing from the United States and Israel.

“There is a stable regime in Jordan, which is dealing with dramatic challenges,” Amos Gilad, senior regional adviser to Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, said in an interview with the Israel Defense journal.

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