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Jordan prince mocks photograph of signatories to Israel ‘peace deals’

September 17, 2020 at 10:23 am

(L-R) Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, and Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony of the White House after the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House on 15 September 2020 in Washington, DC. [Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, the half-brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, has mocked a photograph showing the signatories to the normalisation agreement with Israel standing next to each other, without wearing masks in a blatant violation of precautionary measures against the coronavirus.

The White House deputy chief of staff for communications and director of social media, Dan Scavino published a photograph of the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain, Abdullah Bin Zayed and Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayan, standing next to Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and US President Donald Trump on a White House balcony during the signing ceremony.

The prince commented on the photograph saying: “Congrats, love the face masks and the social distancing. How incredibly responsible.”

Last month, Prince Ali sparked controversy after he shared an article by Avi Shlaim, a former Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, that criticised the agreement.

Meanwhile, the Kingdom’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi recently said that the agreement’s impact on efforts to achieve peace will be linked to what Israel does.

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