This chapter shows the intifada across the river, the profound political change it brought to Jordan’s regional role, and the manner in which the government dealt with the process of disengagement all deepened the country’s existing internal political, social and economic contradictions. The state of palestine liberation organization -Jordanian and Jordanian-West Bank relations on the eve of the intifada was an important factor in influencing Amman’s official reaction and in determining the impact of the uprising on the country. When the intifada first erupted, there was speculation that political disorder would spread to Jordan. One of the most important developments in Jordan following the government’s August announcement of a date for the elections was the unfolding strength of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Palestinian uprising in the occupied territories affected Jordan more deeply than any other Arab country.