Temple Mount violence threatens Jews worldwide, Israel's envoy to Jordan warns

November 11, 2014 02:36


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The violence on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount endangers the lives of Jews around the world and places Israel’s peace treaty with Jordan in jeopardy, the ambassador to Jordan, Daniel Nevo, said on Monday.

Nevo was speaking during an event at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement for Peace marking the 20th anniversary of the peace agreement between Jordan and Israel.

There are 1.8 billion Muslims in the world who can be riled just by hearing that Jews are penetrating the Aksa Mosque, even if such reports are false, he said.

“What they care about is that some of the imams will say the Jews are conquering or penetrating Al-Aksa and that it is enough to put every Israeli and Jew around the world in jeopardy,” he explained. “It is enough to put the peace treaty with Jordan in jeopardy.”

Jordan’s ambassador to Israel, Walid Obeidat, had also been scheduled to speak but was recalled to Amman to protest Israel’s actions on the Temple Mount. All other Jordanians who had been scheduled to appear also canceled.

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