Jordan MPs Want to End Treaty With Israel Over Jerusalem Occupation

[25-08-2018 10:54 AM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Some MPs from the Jordanian parliament have refused to appoint a new envoy to Israel demanding to end a 1994 peace agreement between the countries.

He went on to say that in case the country appoints an envoy, Jordan should adopt a more decisive position on the matter. "The new ambassador should defend Jordan's interest, and mainly halt the activity of the occupation regime in al-Quds [Jerusalem]," the MP stressed.

The statement was made amid discussions concerning the appointment of Ghassan Majali, who is Hazem Majali's cousin, as ambassador to Israel.
The harsh reaction of the MPs was caused by Washington's decision to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in April, which contradicted Jordan's stance on the issue.

After the 1994 agreement, Jordan became the second Arab country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. However, Amman maintains a hard line on the issue of Jerusalem, as being territory occupied by Israel. Earlier this year Jordanian King Abdullah II confirmed that stance, stressing that East Jerusalem should be the capital of a future Palestinian state.


  • no comments

All comments are reviewed and posted only if approved.
Ammon News reserves the right to delete any comment at any time, and for any reason, and will not publish any comment containing offense or deviating from the subject at hand, or to include the names of any personalities or to stir up sectarian, sectarian or racial strife, hoping to adhere to a high level of the comments as they express The extent of the progress and culture of Ammon News' visitors, noting that the comments are expressed only by the owners.
name : *
show email
comment : *
Verification code : Refresh
write code :