Why #Jordan has not joined the #AbrahamAccords

Abdullah in the middle
Clifford May
December 21, 2022

Some years ago, a colleague and I were in Israel, in the home of a former member of the intelligence community who maintained his international connections. Before going into his kitchen to make coffee, he opened a fancy tin of dates that, he said, had been given to him the day before, in Amman, by King Abdullah II of Jordan. On the table next to the dates was a novel by Daniel Silva who had written an inscription on the title page (which I took the liberty to read). The author’s wife, Jamie Gangel, is a television reporter with whom I happen to be acquainted, so I emailed her, mentioning the book and the dates. “Whatever you do,” she replied, “don’t be the first to eat one.” READ MORE

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