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Jordan refuses to allow Israel's ambassador to return to Amman unless the security guard who shot dead two Jordanians is investigated and tried.
“This assistance has never encouraged terrorism, the opposite is true” says Palestinian head of the commission for detainees Issa Qaraqe.
Israel says the guard fired in self-defense after being stabbed by a screwdriver-wielding Jordanian workman.
Jordan said Israel apology was asked for and granted. Embassy in Amman to reopen.
By HERB KEINON,BEN LYNFIELD
Israel views its relationship with Jordan as strategic and sees its presence in the country as both symbolically and tactically important.
By HERB KEINON
Prime minister says officials working at all levels to bring affair to a swift close.
"I call on His Majesty to take me into consideration and consider him as his son and lead me to what happened to my son," says emotional dad.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
He is expected to present his credentials to Jordanian officials in the coming days.
It was prudent of both sides to end the conflict and renew diplomatic ties.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
It is in the vital interests of both countries that Israeli-Jordanian relations be put back on track.
By ALAN BAKER
The incident at the embassy in Amman this week is emblematic of Israel’s wider problem in the Middle East.
Hopefully, the Amman shooting incident will be solved through intensive political and diplomatic contacts before it grows to a major bilateral and regional crisis.
By ELY KARMON
Israel needs to think twice before retreating into a shell of silence and allowing media outlets hostile to the Jewish state to present their slanted version of events.
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