Tag: Jordan

Jordan, PA claim Dead Sea scrolls

The London-based Globe and Mail reports that Jordan has asked Canada to seize Israel’s 2,000-year-old Dead Sea scrolls that are currently on display in Toronto. The scrolls are on display until until Sunday at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Jordan claims that the scrolls were found in “disputed territory” that Israel captured from Jordanian control in 1967, and asks Canada to hold them until the question of their ownership is settled. Jordan’s control of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley – which it called the “West Bank” – from 1948 until 1967, was recognized internationally by only two countries: Great Britain and Pakistan.

Jerusalem is a ticking time bomb

Jerusalem is a ticking time bomb, whereby an attack by Jewish extremists on Muslim holy sites could erase any chances for peace with the Palestinians and undermine stability in the entire Muslim world, Jordan’s US ambassador, Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, told the Washington Post in an interview published Thursday.

Jordan’s king warns Israel on Jerusalem ‘red line’

In talks with Spanish PM, King Abdullah urges international community ‘to act firmly against any Israeli measures aimed at changing identity of Holy City’

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned Israel of “disastrous repercussions” if it crosses a “red line” on Jerusalem, in talks on Friday with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.