Abdullah II

Jordan Orders Media Blackout on Rift Between King and Former Crown Prince

Jordanian public prosecutor Hassan al-Abdallat issued an order Tuesday banning all Jordanian media outlets from reporting on the rift between King Abdullah II and his half-brother, former Crown Prince Hamza, ostensibly because any coverage of the royal dispute would jeopardize investigations of a seditious plot with which Hamza was supposedly involved.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan speaks at the Unite

Jordan’s King Abdullah Warns U.N.: Palestinians Must Have Their Own State

King Abdullah II of Jordan addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday with a speech consisting largely of rhetorical questions designed to stress the importance of global issues such as climate change, economic disparities, terrorism, and especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he said can only be resolved by giving the Palestinians their own state.

Jordan's King Abdullah II speaks during the United Nations General Assembly on September 2

Knesset Speaker Blasts Jordanian Counterpart for Praising Terror

TEL AVIV – Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein on Monday slammed his Jordanian counterpart for praising the Arab-Israeli terrorists who killed two police officers in Jerusalem, telling the Jordanian Speaker of the House to “shut up” if he didn’t have the gumption to condemn terrorism.

Yuli Edelstein