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Fall of Jordanian regime "no longer unlikely"

A leading think-tank in Israel believes that the fall of the regime in Jordan "is no longer unlikely", a Jordanian website has claimed. The Khaberni site was quoting an article published by the Sadat-Begin Centre for Strategic Studies.

Commenting on the preparations of the Israel Defence Forces to meet the challenges in the region the centre claimed that they are "excellent". However, researchers have concluded that the main problem lies in the fact that possible developments such as the fall of the Hashemite regime in Jordan, the cancellation of the Egypt-Israel Camp David peace treaty, the outbreak of a third Palestinian intifada or a threat from Iran's nuclear weapons are no longer regarded as "unlikely". If any or all of these events took place, they said, the IDF's plans would be rendered useless.

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