Jordan's King annuls land leases to Israel

The Israeli-Jordanian border near the Moshav Tsofar crossing point. King Abdullah II announced on Tuesday that Jordan has notified Israel that it wants to reclaim territories leased for agricultural use under their 1994 peace deal.
The Israeli-Jordanian border near the Moshav Tsofar crossing point. King Abdullah II announced on Tuesday that Jordan has notified Israel that it wants to reclaim territories leased for agricultural use under their 1994 peace deal.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Monarch seen bowing to pressure to end 1994 peace treaty amid stagnating economy

On the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Jordan's King Abdullah II detracted from one of the Nobel Peace Prize winner's most important achievements.

The monarch tweeted on Sunday that he had given orders to annul an annexe to the peace treaty his father, King Hussein, had signed with Mr Rabin in 1994.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2018, with the headline 'Jordan's King annuls land leases to Israel'. Print Edition | Subscribe