Israel Builds Links With Jordan Despite Rift Over Holy Site

  • Gas pipeline, joint industrial park, Red-Dead canal in works
  • Regional tensions fueling Jordan's cooperation with former foe

The Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem.

Photographer: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

A gas pipeline, a joint industrial park, and a canal linking two seas: Israel and Jordan aren’t letting tensions over an ancient Jerusalem shrine derail economic cooperation worth billions of dollars.

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