With in mind the Washington Declaration they signed on July 25, 1994 and which they committed to respect; “Twenty-five years after the signing of the Wadi Araba Treaty, peace has never seemed so far away – and much of this is due to the current policy and policy of the Israeli government,” said Taylor Luck, an analyst and journalist based in Amman. “While it is true that Israel and Jordan have never completely thawed their hostility, from a cold peace to a normalization at the popular level, relations between the two governments have deteriorated over the past three years to their lowest level since the peace treaty.” U.S. President Bill Clinton observes King Hussein of Jordan, Hussein and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, shaking hands, October 1994 The parties will cooperate in the fight against crime, with a focus on smuggling, and take all necessary measures to combat and prevent activities such as the production and trafficking of illicit drugs , and the perpetrators of such acts will be brought to justice. In this regard, they take note of the agreements that have been concluded between them in the annex III areas and commit to concluding all relevant agreements no later than nine months after the date of the exchange of the instruments for ratification of this treaty. In October 2018, Jordan announced that it would not renew an annex to the peace treaty allowing Israelis and Israeli peasants to use two properties along the border. “That said, Jordan has its interests in terms of security, economy and relations with the United States,” he added. “He won`t be gambling with the deal. But if the right-wing extremist and nationalist approach continues, it may decide to take a step later. “In the past, the border was dangerous, but both sides have turned it into a border of peace and stability,” he said. 1. Artificial changes in or over the Jordan and Yarmouk rivers can only be made in mutual agreement. 7.
At the time of the signing of the treaty, the contracting parties entered into negotiations to conclude, within nine months, an agreement on the delimitation of their maritime border in the Gulf of Akaba. In Jordanian public opinion, the Wadi Araba Treaty has always been viewed to a large extent with resentment and suspicion. “It`s a cold peace and our relationship is getting colder,” Hussein`s son and heir, King Abdullah II, acknowledged in an interview a decade ago. The peace agreement gave Israel access to Naharayim and Tzofar for 25 years, with the possibility of an extension. The two zones together cover 1,000 Dunams (247 hectares). Jerusalem was also a central theme for the hashemite family. Although he lost physical control of East Jerusalem in 1967, the king had retained his influence in the Muslim institutions that administered the city`s holy sites.