Militants from the Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) celebrate the group's declaration of an Islamic state, in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad June 30, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Israel is ready to meet any Jordanian request to help fight off Islamist insurgents who have overrun part of neighboring Iraq, an Israeli official said Friday, although he believed Jordan was capable of defending itself.Jordan is one of two Arab countries -- along with Egypt -- to have full peace treaties with Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Sunday Amman's stability while echoing Western powers in pledging support to safeguard it. Steinitz drew a comparison with Israel's willingness to intervene during 1970 border skirmishes between Syria and Jordan as Amman cracked down on Palestinian guerrillas on its turf.Jordan's embassy in Israel declined comment on possible security coordination with the Netanyahu government.
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