AA / Amman
King Abdullah II of Jordan received a phone call from Israeli President Isaac Herzog, in which the Jordanian monarch stressed “the importance of working for the establishment of a just and comprehensive peace (between the Palestinians and the Israelis ) on the basis of the two-state solution. “
This was reported by the official Jordanian news agency “Petra”, saying that King Abdullah insisted on “the need to intensify efforts aimed at achieving this solution, which is the only way to achieve security, stability and lasting peace in the region. “
Herzog’s phone call comes after Israeli media reported that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett “secretly” traveled to Amman last week to meet with the King of Jordan.
Israeli television channel Channel 13 said the meeting between the Jordanian ruler and the Israeli official took place in a positive atmosphere, signaling that the two sides have agreed to open a new page in political relations.
However, Bennett’s office did not comment on the matter and Jordan did not confirm the visit.
Relations between Jordan and Israel were marked by blatant coldness in the era of outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2009-2021). In this context, King Abdullah described his country’s relations with the Hebrew state as “very bad” during a dialogue session in the United States.
Tel Aviv’s continued violations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian territories in general have resulted in the deterioration of relations between the two countries, as this was a clear and blunt transgression of Amman’s role. and its guardianship over sacred places in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Jerusalem Endowments Department affiliated with the Ministry of Endowments, Holy Places and Islamic Affairs in Jordan officially oversees the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Islamic Endowments in East Jerusalem, according to international law, which has granted Jordan, as a local authority, the care of supervising these holy places before their occupation by Israel.
* Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jlassi
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