Comment: The fate of a Jordanian pilot held by IS has intensified pressure on King Abdullah over Jordan's role in the US-led war against IS, with Jordanians expressing broad discontent with the regime.
Palestine's membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is an opportunity to put Israeli occupation itself on trial, and not just its consequences, even if such a trial may only be held in the court of international public opinion.
Many believed Amman would be merely providing logistical support in the US-led fight against IS. But the capture of Moaz al-Kasasba exposed Jordan's involvement in yet another American war, and sparked a wave of solidarity with the young pilot.
The shocking yet effective media strategy employed by the Islamic State group has played to orientalist stereotypes of the Arab world - and Middle East news sources have failed to challenge their narrative.