Jordan is the country on the eastern side of the Jordan River, bordering Israel. It is known as a moderate Arab nation, ruled by a king (the official name of the country is The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan). It was established as an independent nation after World War II. At that time its territory included some land on the west side of the Jordan (the area now known as the "West Bank," including East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount).

Jordan was one of several nations that fought against Israel in the 1967 "Six-Day War." At that time Israel took control of the West Bank and all of Jerusalem. Israeli General Moshe Dayan left control of the Temple Mount in Jordanian hands in order to facilitate a peaceful future for the site--considered sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Jordan has observed a peace treaty with Israel since 1994, and has been active in promoting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. It is threatened by the new Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) in their barbaric march to reestablish an Islamic caliphate and destroy Israel.

There are several Old Testament prophecies about the ultimate destruction of parts of Jordan. These prophecies could be fulfilled during the course of the End Times wars that are yet to come.

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Jordan's Abdullah likens ISIS to Nazis in speech to European Parliament

Mar. 11, 2015 - Jordanian King Abdullah thanked the European Parliament for their "unbeatable courage" in responding to attacks such as those in Paris in January. He had attended memorial services for the slain French satirists of Charlie Hebdo, even though he disagreed with the paper's use of cartoons of Muhammad.

The king compared the Islamic State to Nazism, but encouraged Europeans to help "stop the global rise in Islamophobia."

Source: Jerusalem Post
French official: 10,000 Europeans in jihad soon - WND

Prophetic Significance of Jordan

Is Jordan next? King Abdullah knows he is in a winner-take-all war with ISIS. Does Washington?

Feb. 18, 2015 - Jordan's King Abdullah responded with serious air strikes after ISIS extremists burned a Jordanian pilot. ISIS, in turn, threaten to invade Jordan and “slaughter” Abdullah. The king understands that this is a winner-take-all showdown. He describes it as “a Third World war.”
As a descendent of the Prophet Muhammad, the king sees himself as a moderate Arab reformer. He believes Islam is the answer to the challenges facing his region, but he does not believe violent jihad is the way forward.
Source: Joel Rosenberg

Jordanian fighter jets strike hard at ISIS, pay tribute to murdered pilot

Feb. 5, 2015 - Today Jordanian air forces bombed Raqqa in Syria, the operational capitol of ISIS, in retaliation for the gruesome burning death of one of their jet pilots.
"The blood of martyr Muath al-Kaseasbeh will not be in vain and the response of Jordan and its army after what happened to our dear son will be severe," said King Abdullah in a statement released by the royal court on Wednesday.
The strike killed 55 members of ISIS, including a senior commander known as the “Prince of Nineveh.”

King Abdullah told U.S. lawmakers that Jordan will fight the Islamic State until it runs "out of fuel and bullets."

Source: Fox

Jordan hangs two prisoners after Islamic State burns pilot alive

Feb. 4, 2015 -
Islamic State militants put to death a captured Jordanian fighter pilot by burning him alive in a cage.... The kingdom, which had vowed a swift and lethal response, executed two al-Qaida prisoners by hanging early Wednesday, a government spokesman said..
Source: Chicago Tribune
Obama, Jordanian king vow to continue campaign against ISIS - Fox
Jordan Hangs Two Iraqi Militants in Response to Pilot's Murder - NewsMax
Top Muslim Body Calls for 'Killing, Crucifixion' of ISIS Militants -NewsMax
Obama, King Abdullah vow not to let up against Islamic State - AP

Charlie Hebdo killings condemned by Arab states – but hailed online by extremists

Jan. 7, 2015 - Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Bahrain, Morocco, Algeria and Qatar all issued statements denouncing the attack on Paris' satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo,
The Arab League and Egypt’s al-Azhar university – the leading theological institution in the Sunni Muslim world – also denounced the incident in which masked gunmen shouted “Allahu Akbar” – “god is great ” in Arabic.
Source:The Guardian - UK

Exclusive new poll: Americans fear “catastrophic terrorist attacks” by ISIS inside US, Israel & Jordan. “Washington Examiner” reports results of survey commissioned for launch of #TheThirdTarget.

Jan. 8, 2014 - A poll commissioned for the launch of Rosenberg's new novel, "The Third Target," reveals that Americans deeply fear a “catastrophic terrorist attack” by the Islamic State (aka, “ISIS”) inside the United States, against our ally Israel, and against the Kingdom of Jordan.
The novel, which was released nationwide yesterday, is a political thriller that imagines ISIS plotting genocidal attacks against all three countries, and launching other terror attacks in Europe and Iraq, as well.
Source: Flashtraffic - Joel Rosenberg

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