Jordan court will hear suit against MKs

Four Jordanian lawyers sue Rivlin, Eldad, for allegedly saying Jordan should become a Palestinian state.

January 20, 2010 17:48
Jordan court will hear suit against MKs

rivlin serious 248.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

A Jordanian prosecutor has agreed to hear a lawsuit against two Israeli lawmakers after they reportedly called for turning Jordan into "a Palestinian state."

The lawsuit by four Jordanian lawyers underlines growing anti-Israeli sentiments in the kingdom, which signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994.

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The lawyers accuse Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin (Likud) and MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) of threatening Jordan's sovereignty and security.

The suit says Rivlin and Eldad called for a 'Greater Israel on both banks of the river' and for 'Jordan [to] become the alternative country for Palestinians.'

No hearing date has yet been set and it is unclear how any ruling would be implemented.

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