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Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman, Jordan, in 2019 Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman, Jordan, Nov. 10, 2019 (AP photo by Raad Adayleh).

What’s Really Behind Jordan’s Royal Family Feud?

Monday, April 5, 2021

Editor’s Note: Every Monday, Managing Editor Frederick Deknatel highlights a major unfolding story in the Middle East, while curating some of the best news and analysis from the region. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive Middle East Memo by email every week.

A former crown prince is under house arrest, accused of a plot to apparently destabilize the kingdom. He denies all that and has instead vowed to defy the orders to keep him quiet at home. He has already shared one video with the media and another audio message to his supporters online, declaring his innocence and blasting the authorities for their corruption. His half-brother, the king, remains silent. ...

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