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Jordan to Netanyahu: Commitment to peace is not enough, take practical action

In phone call with Netanyahu, the monarch urged him to remove 'obstacles' impeding resumption of negotiation with Palestinians, warns regional security at stake; Jordan FM to meet with PA leaders in Ramallah on Thursday.

HAARETZ.com

January 6, 2011 | 9:06 am

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman, July 27, 2010.  Photo by: Avi Ohayon (HAARETZ.com)

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman, July 27, 2010. Photo by: Avi Ohayon (HAARETZ.com)

The ongoing impasse in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is jeopardizing the security of the Middle East, Jordanian King Abdullah II told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu late Wednesday.

In a phone conversation initiated by Netanyahu, the monarch urged the Israeli leader to fulfill his commitment to peace by removing “obstacles” that impede the resumption of direct talks with the Palestinians.

“The monarch underlined the need for translating the commitment to peace into a practical action, by removing all obstacles that block the achievement of the two-state solution as the only way for achieving security and stability in the region,” said a royal statement following the call.

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