טקס אזכה לחללי מלחמת יום הכיפורים בהר הרצל בירושלים
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (R) and President Isaac Herzog
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Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (L), Jordan's King Abdullah II

Report: Lapid met with Jordan's King Abdullah II last month

Channel 12 news reports the pair reportedly discussed a myriad of issues, including strengthening relations between neighboring countries, as well as the recent tensions at the Temple Mount that led to the May conflict in Gaza

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Published: 09.26.21, 10:59
Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid met last month with Jordan's King Abdullah II at his palace in Amman, according to media reports on Saturday.
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  • Channel 12 news reported the pair reportedly discussed recent tensions at the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem, as well as clashes at the Temple Mount last spring that ignited Israel's military campaign against Hamas in Gaza.
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    Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (L), Jordan's King Abdullah II
    Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (L), Jordan's King Abdullah II
    Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (L), Jordan's King Abdullah II
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    Lapid and Abdullah also discussed strengthening of relations between the neighboring countries that established diplomatic ties in 1994 as part of a peace treaty signed at the White House.
    Relations between the two countries have been warming since Israel's new government was sworn in.
    Prime Minister Naftali Bennett this summer reportedly held a secret meeting with the head of the Hashemite royal family, marking the first talks between an Israeli prime minister and the King of Jordan in more than five years.
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    טקס אזכה לחללי מלחמת יום הכיפורים בהר הרצל בירושלים
    טקס אזכה לחללי מלחמת יום הכיפורים בהר הרצל בירושלים
    Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (R) and President Isaac Herzog
    (Photo: Ohad Zwigerberg)
    President Isaac Herzog revealed earlier this month that he had also met secretly with Abdullah. At the meeting, held at the King's invitation, the two discussed strategic and geopolitical issues including the effects of climate change on the Middle East.
    Lapid was also in Jordan in July for a meeting with Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi where they reached agreements on trade and water cooperation.
    In a pre-recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly last week, the Jordanian king called for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying that "the current situation is simply unsustainable."

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