Jordan’s king seeks to prevent Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Jordan’s King Abdullah II equates radical ideology of Islamic State group with “Zionist extremism” • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stiffens punishment for Palestinians who sell land to outsiders.

Israel Hayom Staff

 

In a meeting with Jordanian lawmakers earlier this week, Jordan’s King Abdullah II equated Islamic radicalism, manifested in the ideology of the Islamic State group, with “Zionist extremism.” <!–More–>
“There is Zionist extremism; stakeholders should acknowledge there is extremism in all camps,” Abdullah was quoted as saying.
At the same time, the Palestinian news agency Maan reported on Tuesday that Abdullah and other Jordanian government officials were working to ensure that the Israeli Knesset does not pass a bill that would permit Jews to pray on the Temple Mount.
In a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende earlier this week, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh warned that “Israeli violations” in Jerusalem were undermining the peace process.
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