Jordan court will hear suit against MKs

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

rivlin serious 248.88 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
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(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.
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.