Last month’s election in Israel—the fourth in two years—produced inconclusive results, much like the last three. Nonetheless, it was not quite a status quo vote: It carved new fissures that cut across Israel’s traditional ideological lines and could reshape the political landscape down the road.
A former crown prince is under house arrest, accused of a plot to destabilize the kingdom. He’s vowing to defy the orders and has already spoken out publicly; his half-brother, the king, remains silent. That’s the extent of what’s really known in Jordan, following a weekend in which a royal rift burst into the open.