Amid frosty ties, Israel okays extra water supply to Jordan — reports

Israel has approved a request from Jordan for increased water supply, according to Hebrew media reports.

The request was submitted several weeks ago through the joint Israeli-Jordanian water committee, established after the 1994 peace deal between the countries.

The Walla news site says the Biden administration encouraged Israel to provide the water to the Hashemite kingdom.

Relations between Jerusalem and Amman became frosty after Netanyahu’s planned visit to the United Arab Emirates for the first official trip by an Israeli leader, half a year after the countries established formal relations, was scrapped last month over difficulties coordinating the flight to the UAE over Jordanian airspace.

Shortly before that incident, Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein canceled a visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a sensitive holy site under Jordanian custodianship, due to disagreements with Israel over security arrangements.

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