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Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Clashes Are Spreading to Jordan’s Royal Palace

In Jordan and Israel, clashes at the holy site not only concern defenders of freedom of worship, but also serve political rivals who could topple the governments in both countries

A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el
A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el

“The Jordanian traitor, one of the great normalizers of relations with Israel, is the main reason for the defeat in 1967 and the presence of the Zionist occupier in Palestine to this day,” read a post on social media. At the moment, social media feeds are rife with cursing and accusations directed at King Abdullah II. A petition signed by 86 members of the Jordanian parliament calls for breaking off diplomatic relations with Israel and nullification of the peace treaty between the two countries.

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