The Jordanian government has suspended production of a film set in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra because it references historical Jewish ties to the country.
The film, called “Jaber,” is fictional and based on a book of the same name. It tells the story of a Jordanian boy who discovers a stone in Petra bearing a Hebrew inscription, according to AP. The boy tries to sell the stone, but when Israel hears about the find it dispatches a Russian organized crime group to find the boy and retrieve the coin at any cost.
Some in Jordan worry that mentioning any historical Jewish presence in the country could lead to Israeli territorial claims.
Despite the 1994 peace agreement between Israel and Jordan, Jordanians remain largely hostile towards the Jewish state.