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Israel: TV channel reveals meeting between Lapid and King of Jordan

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid holds a press conference in Casablanca, Morocco on August 12, 2021 [Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid holds a press conference in Casablanca, Morocco on August 12, 2021 [Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid travelled to Amman last month for a secret meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II, Israeli Channel 12 TV revealed on Saturday. The two men apparently discussed recent tension at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and Israeli aggression against the Palestinians, which was described by the programme as "clashes".

Also on the agenda, it was reported, was the strengthening of relations between the occupation state and the Hashemite Kingdom, which signed a treaty signed in 1994. Over the past few years that former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in office, relations between the two countries deteriorated.

Commenting on the discussion about strengthening mutual relations, Ynet News said that relations between Israel and Jordan have been warming since Israel's new government was sworn in. It was reported that Netanyahu's successor as Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, has also held a secret meeting with King Abdullah II and discussed mutual relations.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Bennett and Israeli President Isaac Herzog met King Abdullah to repair relations strained during Netanyahu's era.

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