Dead Sea

The new Dead Sea Research Institute will coordinate the work of four separate research bodies in Israel and Jordan that are working on the area from the Arava to the Jordan Valley, and are carrying out advanced studies for the benefit of the local population and neighboring peoples.

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Gaza crossing

Israel recently eased restrictions on Palestinians seeking to leave Gaza and travel abroad. But Jordan, which grants the transit visas, allegedly has been reluctant to do so. Jordan denies the allegation.

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Feuding Christian factions at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem have for once agreed - the Muslim Kingdom of Jordan will pay to renovate the church.

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