AMMONNEWS - The Council of Ministers on Thursday appointed Walid Obeidat as Jordan's Ambassador to Israel, a government source told Ammon News.
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier this week had solicited Israel's position on appointing a new Jordanian ambassador in Tel Aviv.
A government source told Ammon News that the Foreign Ministry will appoint Walid Khalid Obeidat as Jordan's new ambassador to Israel.
Amman is expected to send Obeidat next month, becoming the fifth Jordanian ambassador in Tel Aviv since the signing of the Jordanian-Israeli Wadi Araba peace treaty in 1994.
Jordan has not sent an ambassador to Israel since July 2010, when former ambassador Ali al-Ayed was returned to Jordan and appointed as Minister of Media Affairs in Prime Minister Samir Rifai's government.
Observers noted that the Jordanian-Israeli relations have been chilled since, witnessing tensions on a number of bi-lateral issues.
If appointed, Obeidat will be Jordan's fifth ambassador to Israel, succeeding Marwan Muasher, Omar Rifa'i, Marouf Bakhit, and Ali al-Ayed.