King Abdullah II of Jordan decided to not renew 2 annexes of the 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan after protest had been held for a couple of days in Jordan. The New York Times pointed out that the cancellation also could be serving as a distraction from a new tax bill being rolled out by the Jordanian government. The 2 annexes had allowed Israel to lease land in al-Baqura and al-Ghamr that belongs to Jordan. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded by saying that Israel would seek to negotiate a new agreement that would allow Israel to keep leasing the land. Jordan did not violate the peace treaty because either side could end the annexes 25 years after the treaty was signed.
Quarterly Updates for (16 Aug 2018 — 31 Dec 2018)