Netanyahu Meets King Abdullah in Amman in First Public Meeting Since 2014

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By Jonathan Lis.. The two discussed peace and regional developments. News of meeting comes ahead of visit by Trump’s envoys Kushner and Friedman. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Monday (June 18, 2018), the prime minister’s office said. [Photo top right: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, during the former’s surprise visit to Amman on January 16, 2014 (photo credit: AP/Yousef Allan/Jordanian Royal Palace)].  Netanyahu and the king spoke about regional developments, advancing the peace process and the economic ties between the two countries. According to sources in Jerusalem, the meeting is further confirmation that the relationship between the two leaders has stabilized after a diplomatic crisis over the shooting of an Israeli security guard at the Israeli embassy in Amman in 2017.

Netanyahu reiterated Israel’s commitment to maintaining the status quo regarding the holy sites in Jerusalem. Jordan is the custodian of the Islamic sites in the city.

Netanyahu took a secret flight to Amman Monday afternoon (June 18, 2018).

The last public meeting between the two heads of state took place in November 2014. Netanyahu took part in a secret peace summit in Aqaba in 2016 led by then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry where the king and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi were present. Read the full story.



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