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While Israel has signed a peace treaty with Jordan and the border of the two countries is not a hostile one, Jordan’s King Abdullah 2 is perhaps more concerned with the stability of his thrown in light of the spreading influence of extremist Islam in the Mideast than he is with being friends with Israel and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Amid mounting Arab violence on Har Habayis and throughout areas of the capital, the Jordanian monarch chooses to speak out regarding Israeli “provocations on the Temple Mount”, not against the Arab violence but against Israel. He warns that continued threats regarding al-Aqsa Mosque will have a direct impact on the relationship between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)