Jordan's Power Play
By Micah Halpern
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It is an embarrassment of riches.
Jordan has just announced that it is volunteering to mediate between Syria and Israel. That announcement comes only one day after Egypt announced that it is volunteering to mediate between Syria and Israel.
This is a true victory for the forces of good versus the forces of evil.
These two Arab neighbors of Israel have only had a cold peace with her and here they are now, vying for the role of mediator with Syria.
Is it altruism? Is it true generosity? Or are there ulterior motives?
What is this really all about?
The Syrian/Israeli initiative is percolating at just the right time.
Jordan wants to become THE LEADER of the moderate Arab world. Last week they entertained Allawi, temporary prime minister of Iraq, in a failed attempt to reduce the terror and tension in Iraq, led by former Jordanian Zarkawhi.
Egypt has held that spot, as THE LEADER, for the past half a century.
Maybe Jordan can do it better. They think they can.