Netanyahu’s go to to Jordan comes as ties are strained because of the Israeli far proper’s try to vary the established order at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Jordan’s King Abdullah on Tuesday held a gathering with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu within the capital Amman, a press release by Jordan’s Royal Hashemite Courtroom stated, amid heightened diplomatic tensions over the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.
Tuesday’s assembly was attended by an Israeli delegation in addition to a number of Jordanian officers, together with Deputy Prime Minister and International Minister Ayman Safadi. Amman had summoned the Israeli ambassador after its envoy Ghassan Majali was stopped from getting into the mosque on January 17.
Jordan’s ambassador’s go to to the mosque got here after excessive right-wing Israeli Minister for Nationwide Safety Itamar Ben-Gvir stormed the mosque compound – Islam’s third holiest website – drawing condemnation from the Muslim world. The Palestinians dubbed it “an unprecedented provocation”.
The Jordan-run Jerusalem Waqf is the unique authority supervising holy websites in Jerusalem, together with Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In line with the assertion, King Abdullah “careworn the significance of respecting the historic and authorized established order in Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif.”
The established order on the compound has been threatened with repeated makes an attempt (a lot of them profitable) to enter the esplanade by right-wing Jewish teams.
Jews are banned from praying on the website; nonetheless, some far-right Israelis have been demanding a change to the spiritual established order and need to be permitted to wish on the Al-Aqsa compound.
The positioning can be dwelling to the enduring golden Dome of the Rock, which is revered by Muslims because the Noble Sanctuary (al-Haram al-Sharif) and by Jews because the Temple Mount.
King Abdullah “careworn the necessity to keep calm and stop all acts of violence, with a purpose to pave the best way for a political horizon for the peace course of, calling for an finish to any measures that might undermine peace prospects”, the assertion continued.
The king reaffirmed Jordan’s help of a two-state answer, which ensures the institution of an unbiased Palestinian state alongside the June 4, 1967 border strains, with East Jerusalem as its capital, residing facet by facet with Israel in peace and safety.
Israel captured East Jerusalem within the 1967 Six Day Battle and later annexed it, a transfer not recognised by many of the worldwide group.
“Discussions additionally coated bilateral ties and the necessity for the Palestinian folks to profit from financial and regional tasks,” the assertion stated.
His Majesty King Abdullah II meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Amman and stresses significance of respecting the historic and authorized established order in Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif#Jordan
— RHC (@RHCJO) January 24, 2023
That is Netanyahu’s first go to to Jordan and first assembly with the king since June 2018.
That is additionally Netanyahu’s first international journey since he turned prime minister as soon as once more in December.
In line with a press release by Netanyahu’s workplace, “the 2 leaders mentioned regional points, particularly strategic, safety and financial cooperation between Israel and Jordan, which contributes to regional stability.”
נפגשתי היום עם מלך ירדן עבדאללה. דנו בסוגיות אזוריות, בדגש על שיתוף הפעולה האסטרטגי, הביטחוני והכלכלי בין ישראל לירדן, התורם ליציבות האזור.
— Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו (@netanyahu) January 24, 2023
Translation: Right now I met with King Abdullah of Jordan. We mentioned regional points, emphasising the strategic, safety and financial cooperation between Israel and Jordan, which contributes to the soundness of the area.
“Additionally they praised the long-standing friendship and partnership between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom,” the assertion added.