Meanwhile, in the neighborhood in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared before a Jerusalem District Court on Monday as prosecutors began the prosecution phase in a corruption trial facing the Israeli leader. Although he left early, Netanyahu was in the room when Attorney General Liat Ben Ari delivered her opening statement, accusing the prime minister of “serious government corruption” due to allegedly tampering with coverage in his favor on a major Israeli news site beginning in 2012. The case is part of a series of The attorney general’s charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust leveled Netanyahu against Netanyahu last year, but the trial was not even the most urgent threat to Netanyahu’s verdict. On Monday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met one-on-one with the leaders of the country’s major parties in the wake of last month’s elections. As in the case of the previous three votes, political calculations are hawkish, as the blocs for and against Netanyahu will likely be unable to secure a mandate to govern. Rivlin is supposed to announce on Wednesday who will be given the first chance to form a governing coalition. Although he hinted that “moral considerations” might prevent Netanyahu from being exploited, the incumbent prime minister has garnered more support from other party leaders than from any of his competitors. To find out whether Netanyahu or his supposed opposition can form a coalition, “wrote former US diplomat Aaron David Miller.“ If not, in the words of an Israeli columnist reflecting the spirit of the Easter season, a fifth election – unfortunately for most Israelis – looms. On the horizon, like the eleventh plague. ”In statements after his appearance in court, Netanyahu described the legal measures against him as a“ witch hunt ”and“ attempted coup. ”But Benny Gantz, the Israeli defense minister, tweeted that Netanyahu“ is the person trying to carry out a government coup. ” Gantz was the only senior Israeli official to comment on the unrest in Jordan over the weekend. He said the developments were an “internal Jordanian issue,” but stressed that “a strong and prosperous Jordan is a security and economic interest for us.” On Saturday, officials expressed Americans and officials from leading Arab countries, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, for their position.Support Abdullah.My colleagues explained: “Under the king’s rule, the resource-poor kingdom of 10 million people was a major partner in the US-led campaign. It is against the Islamic State and has assisted US forces in security operations around the world. “A great intrigue for Jordan, as the Hashemite regime portrays itself as an oasis of stability in a sea of turmoil,” Gillian Schwedler, a professor of political science at Hunter College, wrote in The Blog Post’s Monkey Cage. “King Abdullah II is unpopular, but many consider the continuation of his rule better than the alternatives that may include Islamic rule, slipping into civil war or losing power to East Bank Jordanians.” (More than half of the country’s population is of Palestinian origin, that is, of the West Bank.) However, Hamza did not go quietly. In a leaked recording filmed on Saturday, he spoke in a defiant tone and said he would not remain silent because the authorities described his activities as seditious. “I am not the one responsible for the governance breakdown, corruption and inefficiency that has been so prevalent in our governing structure over the past 15 to 20 years and which has been getting worse … I am not responsible for the lack of faith,” Hamzah said in a video leaked to the BBC. It has reached a point where no one can speak or express an opinion on anything without being bullied, arrested, harassed and threatened. ”On Monday, the Jordanian Royal Hashemite Court announced that disputes between the king and his half-brother would be mediated by their uncle Prince Hasan as an internal family affair. The alleged conspirators and Hamzah are facing more serious repercussions, as Jawad Anani, a former Jordanian foreign minister and economist, told the New York Times, “The way revealed, with the arrests and the videos, was horrific.” Despite the tensions, the royal family has always presented the front picture. Unified, however [Saturday’s] Events shattered that picture, and disagreements erupted in broad daylight. Hamza, the eldest son of Queen Noor, the fourth wife of the late King Hussein, was stripped of his status and privileges as crown prince in 2004 by Abdullah, who exploited his son. Instead. In the years that followed, he was a staunch critic of the government’s mismanagement Graft and fraternity with some opposition camps inside the country. Opposition against the king has become more and more common in recent years, with many Jordanians frustrated by the rampant corruption and stagnant economy in the country. ”Hamza allows himself to be part of a decisive machine against the ruling regime, when he was Going to the tribal gatherings, “they were criticizing the ruling establishment even when he didn’t say anything,” a prominent Jordanian politician told Reuters, on condition of anonymity. When he spoke [in the recording] On deteriorating governance and silencing critics, this was very confrontational. “Jordan has been rocked over the years by waves of protests, including a major uprising in 2018 that led to the resignation of the prime minister and forced Abdullah to intervene and freeze planned price increases. On electricity and fuel. In Washington, Abdullah is still a well-known statesman. Respected, he was the first Arab leader President Biden spoke to after winning the election in November, but his problems could escalate at home. Schwedler wrote: “Among the security services that dominate the East Bank, small divisions have emerged in recent years over quiet criticism of the king.” In East Bank circles on a larger scale, some suggested that King Abdullah might be the last king of Jordan, and few of them called for the end of the monarchy.