Report: Barak and King Abdullah meet in Amman

Defense Minister Ehud Barak met on Wednesday with King Abdullah ll of Jordan. The meeting took place in Abdullah's palace in Amman in the run-up to the Israeli-Palestinian summit next week in Washington.
The two discussed the peace process and Israel's relations with its neighbors.
Barak told Abdullah that Jordan holds a central position in the search for regional peace and in aiding Israel and the Palestinians to reach an agreement.
The defense minister added that peace is a strategic goal for Israel and that Israel expects that the Palestinians will arrive in Washington with an open heart.