Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas Enjoying Better Relations With Jordanian Government


The website of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood recently translated an article from Arabic media sources claiming that the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood has enjoyed a “rapprochement” with the Jordanian government. According to the report:

Jordan”s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has managed to overcome the organizational troubles that continued for the last two years and is about to safely pass through the most difficult juncture throughout the history of the group within the country. Though trying to belittle the size of these differences, MB leaders realize the strong impact on all the MB; leaders and members, due to the recent crisis. The principal element that helped them successfully and exceptionally manage the recent Shura (consultation) Council meeting was the rapprochement between the state and both the Brotherhood and Hamas; this urged MB key wings reconsider the strategies, change the former policy, create indications of understanding between both the dovish and medium wing and the fourth trend that comprise the youth generation inside the Brotherhood who were previously united before Hamas leaders went out of Jordan late in 1999. Certain MB leaders have indications that the coming period will witness a calm as well as rapprochements between them and state, particularly after the signs of the change of the relation with Hamas. Meetings with the head of the general intelligence was pursued by positive indications such as freezing the relocations of the MB from the Islamic Society Center, promises of solving the cases like the security one before the state security court, and allowing for the organization of ceremonies at Al-Israa and Al-Meraj Islamic ceremony at the Roman Theater sponsored by the state. In contrary to the dialogue of the “hawkish” trend inside the group (that the rapprochement resulted from the strength of their statements), the objective analysis indicates that real events and the shift of the regional and internal equation are the key reasons for such political openness. Regionally, President Abbas’ stance is weaker even in the West Bank, but Hamas could overcome the difficulties and remain in power in Gaza and enhancing the power with the truce agreement with Israel. *Translated into English by Ikhwanweb. Original Article in Arabic can be found at:

Recent posts have discussed the Jordanian Brotherhood’s difficulty with the government as well as developments within the Jordanian Brotherhood itself.

Another Arabic media report indicates that Hamas political leader Khaled Mishal was expected to visit the Jordanian capital as part of a dialog between the Jordanian government and Hamas. According to the report:

An informed Jordanian source said he expects the dialogues, which are held by the Jordanian leadership with the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, to be crowned by a visit by Khalid Mish’al, head of the movement’s Political Bureau, to Amman soon to turn over a new leaf in relations between the Jordanian state and the Hamas Movement. In exclusive statements to Quds Press, Hamadah Fara’inah, a Jordanian writer and journalist, revealed that the dialogue – which started between Jordanian General Intelligence Director Muhammad al-Dhahabi and the two members of the Political Bureau of the Hamas Movement, Muhammad Nazzal and Muhammad Nasr – was a result of mediation by the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood [MB] Group and a response to an internal Jordanian demand.

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