“The official Jordanian media has described a recent meeting between King Abdullah of Jordan and exiled Hamas leader, Khalid Mesha’al, as if it were a routine exchange of ideas. But neither Petra, Jordan’s news agency, nor Hamas officials could hide the fact that the meeting had everything to do with the regional struggle in Syria.”
The recent meeting between King Abdullah and Khalid Mesha’al, the exiled Hamas leader, highlighted the changes in Jordanian and Hamas foreign policy; there hasn’t been as much high profile contact between the Jordanians and Hamas since Amman kicked Hamas out 13 years ago. It also points to Amman’s recognition after the election of Morsi that it cannot continue to ignore Islamist movements within and outside Jordan.
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