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The 45-minute meeting took place at the Jordanian ambassador's residence and briefly touched on the administration's upcoming effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Abdullah said that the best way forward was a two-state solution on the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital and a secure Israel.
The report cited Trump as saying, possibly in jest, that if a one-state solution comes to pass "the prime minister's name will be Mohammed."
A heavy Jordanian police presence had sealed off the area around the embassy so the protesters gathered nearby.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
Abdullah said that Israel's handling of the incident was “unacceptable and provocative.”
By HERB KEINON
The Jordanian stance towards al-Aksa was vehement even before the metal detectors.
By BEN LYNFIELD
Israel has feared that Friday’s attack, in which three Israeli-Arab terrorists killed two policemen, could spark a third intifada.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The King hosted the Zionist Union Chairman in his palace in Amman.
By GIL HOFFMAN
King Abdullah tweeted: “Appreciate @ POTUS, US administration active engagement to defuse Al Haram Al Sharif crisis. Coordination remains key to avoid further crises.”
By MICHAEL WILNER,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Rather then breaking off ties, both leaders used the embassy shooting to wager a behind the scenes deal that allowed both Netanyahu and King Abdullah to claim victory.
It is rumored that the decision to remove metal detectors from the Temple Mount was linked to the safe return of an Israeli embassy guard who was trapped in Jordan.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Jordan’s national labor union announces that Israeli flags will continue to be displayed and denigrated at its offices throughout the kingdom.
By TERRANCE J. MINTNER/THE MEDIA LINE
For Jordan, a US ally whose stability has been a defining feature of the Middle East for decades, this has been an uncomfortable year.
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