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Experts laud US recognition of Jordanian responsibility for Temple Mount

US President Joe Biden confirmed that the US sees Jordan as the custodian of Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem and the need to maintain the status quo.

By DAOUD KUTTAB/THE MEDIA LINE
15/05/2022

Jordan is key to deepening Abraham Accords, calming West Bank - opinion

Israelis and Jordanians no longer hide their willingness to cooperate, but King Abdullah’s complex internal situation and mounting tensions at Al-Aqsa Mosque may impede rapprochement.

By KSENIA SVETLOVA/THE MEDIA LINE
15/05/2022

Biden assures Abdullah US recognizes Jordan as custodian of holy places

“The President recognized the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s crucial role as the custodian of Muslim holy places in Jerusalem,” the White House says.

The attempts to degrade Israel’s Temple Mount sovereignty - opinion

The nation of Israel’s history at and identification with the Temple Mount is longer and more ancient than others. It must exercise its sovereignty accordingly.

By Ilan Pomeranc
13/05/2022

Stop Jordan’s false claims of control in Jerusalem - opinion

It doesn’t have custodianship over Muslim and Christian holy sites.

'Israel has no sovereignty in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa,' Jordan FM says

"It is a place of Muslim worship and only the Jordanian Wakf has full authority over the management of the compound," Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.

US President Joe Biden shakes hands with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office at the White H

What to expect from the Biden-King Abdullah meeting

"Jordan is a critical force for stability in the Middle East and strategic partner and ally of the United States,” the White House said.

Is Jordan forgetting peace treaty obligations? - analysis

In the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty, it was agreed in Article 9 to, “...provide freedom of access to places of religious and historical significance.”

10/05/2022

PMO: Foreign pressure won’t affect Temple Mount decisions

The appointment of guards and employees at the Aqsa Mosque and Al-Haram Al-Sharif is within the mandate of Jordan and its Wakf Department.

Bar Lev agrees to Jordan's demand to increase Waqf members

In a speech to his cabinet on Sunday, however, Bennett rejected Ra’am chairman Mansour Abbas’s demand to give Jordan more say over decisions on the Temple Mount.

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