This episode is an edited version of a May 7th briefing call, the third in APN’s series of briefing calls focusing on the Israeli government’s intention to annex parts of the West Bank.
This briefing call examines how annexation could impact the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its relations with Israel.
Our guest was Dr. Marwan Muasher, the vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Muasher served as foreign minister (2002–2004) and deputy prime minister (2004–2005) of Jordan, as well as several other ministerial positions in Jordan. He was the Kingdom’s ambassador to Washington and its first ambassador to Israel (1995-1996). Muasher has been thoroughly involved in Arab-Israeli peace efforts in the past and has been an agent for reform in Jordan and the Arab world.