King Abdullah of Jordan will meet with President Trump at the White House today. The King was hoping to put solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the top of the agenda. But in the aftermath of this week’s deadly Syrian chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians, including women and children, the two leaders must also discuss the destabilizing threat posed by Jordan’s next-door neighbor.

While various media outlets continue to focus on the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinians, the White House put it third on the list of items of business with King Abdullah. The official press statement indicated the president and the king will “exchange views on a range of shared interests in the Middle East, including how Jordan can best defeat ISIS, end the conflict in Syria, and advance peace between Israelis and Palestinians.” MORE