Jordan still lives under ‘illusion’ of peace with Israel — former deputy PM

Mamdouh Al-Abadi abadi
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AMMAN — Former deputy prime minister and veteran politician Mamdouh Al-Abadi said that the peace process with Israel ended with the assassination of former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, noting that the killing of Rabin was “a killing of peace, and a clear message by Israel”, stressing the importance that the Jordanian state “stops living under illusions.”اضافة اعلان

Abadi told Jo24 that recent statements by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett regarding Jordan’s custodianship of the holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem were not surprising, as “he does not believe in peace at all, especially since he is one of the extremists and does not recognize the Palestinians.”

“I salute the prime minister for his speech at the Lower House,  which expressed the true feelings of the Jordanian people, and we ask him to continue this approach,” Abadi added.

He stressed that the Wadi Araba treaty, officially known as the Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty, no longer exists in light of “the Zionist violations of Al-Aqsa Mosque and sanctities, and the lack of respect for the Jordanian side.”

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