When US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on 6 December, relations between Jordan and Israel took yet another hit after an already troubling 2017. Mr Trump’s pronouncement could also prove to be the final nail in the coffin of the already comatose Israel-Palestine “peace process.”

Jordan’s King Abdullah immediately denounced the decision and rallied the international community to do the same – a move that is not without potential consequences for a country reliant on US aid (MEES, 5 January). (CONTINUED - 1792 WORDS)