The Ammonites also lived in what is today's Jordan, coming from Lot; nephew of Abraham. Their capital was called Rabbath Ammon, which is where modern Amman sits. Being related to Abraham, they were also a Semitic tribe related to the Israelites. That's the tribe Abraham had come from. They developed throughout the 13th to 8th centuries BCE, then declined and were finally absorbed into other Arab tribes.
|Statue of Ammonite King|
|King David (1010 BCE-970 BCE) fighting against the Moabites and Ammonites|
|Ammon Citadel in Jordan's capital dating to Ammonite days|
|On the left is Emir; then King Feisal, friend to Jewish leaders; and|
on the right is King Abdullah Ist-brothers.
The current dynasty was founded by Sharif Hussein ibn Ali. One of his sons was the first king of Transjordan, Abdullah I. "His sons Abdullah and Faisal assumed the thrones of Jordan and Iraq in 1921. The land had been already promised to be the Jewish Homeland by the British, who went back on their word to the Jews in making this deal to take place after World War I.
"In fact, under Hashemite control east Jerusalem was restored to rubble. Jewish shrines and cemeteries were sacked, torched, and defiled and access to Jews was forbidden and severely restricted for Christians." Jordan attacked Israel with other neighboring states in 1967 and lost. They lost land on the Western side of the Jordan River this way to Israel, which is referred to as the "West Bank." It is actually the side of the original Israel and Judah!! Jews now live there as well as the many Arabs calling themselves Palestinians. What they really are are people who entered around 1880 following Russian Jews making aliyah at that time who were escaping from more pogroms. These "Palestinians" came from near and far; all Muslims, with only a few being native Palestinians, meaning people who had migrated there after the Roman attacks and occupation of Jerusalem and war with the Jews in 135 CE when the Romans decided to call the land Palestine in order to wipe out the memory of Israel and Judah. .
|Queen Rania of Jordan b: August 31, 1970 in Kuwait.|
then resettled in 1991 in Amman, Jordan during Gulf War.
"The Umayyads, who were fair to the Jews when they invaded them after 661 , were of the same tribe as the Hashemites, but a different clan. They were defeated in 750, Since 1999, Jordan is being ruled by Abdullah II, grandson of Abdullah I. He married in 1993 a woman said to be a Palestinian, Queen Rania. She was born in Kuwait. Her father was a doctor, and he and his wife were Palestinians from Judea/Samaria who had moved to Kuwait.
Reference: The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia
Tanach; The Stone Edition (Bible)
Textbook: Middle East, Past & Present by Yahya Armajani, Thomas M. Ricks; used by Portland State U.