Jordan to host Itzik in new Mideast peace push

Jordan will host the Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik and several US, Israeli, and Arab peace activists next week in a push to revive the Middle East peacemaking, palace officials said Saturday. Jordan's ruler, King Abdullah II, is expected to hold talks with Itzik on Thursday in Jordan's capital, Amman. Itzik will be the top Israeli official to visit Jordan since Prime Minister Ehud Olmert made a surprise visit to Amman at Abdullah's invitation last December.