Israeli farmers in limbo as Jordan-Israel land lease deal expires

Jordan decides against renewing a 25-year deal over special land access for Israeli farmers and tourists.

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    Twenty-five years after signing a peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, the Jordanian government has refused to renew a clause that allowed Israeli tourists and farmers visa-free access to two large stretches of Jordanian territory.

    The area runs along the border between the two countries.

    It is another sign the relationship is under strain over Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from the Jordan-Israel border.


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