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Netanyahu’s return is bad news for Jordan says ex-media minister

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AMMAN — A report published by the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation warned of a potential diplomatic crisis that awaits Likud Party Leader Benjamin Netanyahu, if he takes office with the support of far-right militants, according to local media outlets.اضافة اعلان

Former minister of state for media affairs Mohammed Al-Momani said that the election of Netanyahu as head of the Israeli government is unpleasant news for Jordan.

Netanyahu’s presence irritates and angers Jordan because he continues to strike out the two-state solution, which is a top Jordanian interest, and there is no room for compromise, Momani added.

He noted the existence of a political dispute between Jordan and Netanyahu for delaying a water deal previously, and his handling of the Amman embassy incident, as well as his continued attempt to undermine the interests of the Jordanian state.

Jordanians will keep fighting to preserve the Kingdom’s security and stability, as well as the Arab and Islamic holy sites, he said.

Momani stressed that Jordan will accept neither Netanyahu, nor anyone else to prejudice the Hashemite custody of Arab and Islamic holy sites. He said that the guardianship of the holy sites of the Arab and Islamic nation is a sacred Hashemite Jordanian duty, and that damaging it will topple all understandings between the two sides.

In a related development, the Hebrew channel Kan reported that Jordan is concerned about the incoming Israeli government with the participation of Ben Jubeir, Khaberni News reported.

The channel added that Jordan officially remains silent on the result of the Israeli elections, however, senior Jordanian officials said that any attempt to change the status-quo at Al-Aqsa Mosque would certainly affect relations between the occupation forces and the Kingdom, according to Palestinian media outlets.

Jordanian officials believe that steps such as allowing settlers to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque would lead to great anger in the Arab region, and could further irk sentiments in the region, as well as affect relations between the occupation forces and other Arab countries, not just Jordan.

Officials also said that Ben Jubeir’s entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, as a minister, and his provocative actions could have serious consequences.

Jordanian officials expressed the hope that when Netanyahu takes office, he would be aware of these issues, as well as the importance of peace with Jordan.

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