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Jordan cancels interfaith conference due to Israel’s participation

21 Nov 2019; MEMO: Jordan’s Interior Ministry has cancelled the “Interfaith Peace” conference scheduled to begin today because Israeli representatives were due to take part.

The Governor of Amman, Saad Shehab, announced the cancellation of the conference “Interfaith Peace”, which was organised by the United Initiative for Religions Working in Jordan.

Jordan Says Israeli Occupation, Root Cause Of Conflict, Violence

AMMAN, Nov 14 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, said that, the Israeli occupation was the root cause of conflict and violence.

“War on Gaza would not bring security to Israel. Resolving the conflict on the basis of the two-state solution, under international law, will guarantee the right to security for all,” Safadi said.

“The international community must act to end aggression and create horizons for the two-state solution,” he added.

Jordan’s Recalled Ambassador To Return To Israel

MMAN, Nov 12 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordanian foreign minister, said on Monday that, the country’s ambassador to Israel will return to Tel Aviv, after having been recalled over Israeli continued detention of two Jordanians.

Ayman Safadi made the announcement at a press conference, where he said, the ambassador will return to Israel on Tuesday (today) or Wednesday (tomorrow).

Jordan is committed to the peace treaty with Israel and peace is a strategic Arab option, he noted.

Jordan says recalled ambassador to return to Israel

AMMAN, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Jordanian foreign minister said on Monday that the country's ambassador to Israel will return to Tel Aviv after having been recalled over the Israeli continued detention of two Jordanians.

Ayman Safadi made the announcement at a press conference, where he said the ambassador will return to Israel on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Jordan is committed to the peace treaty with Israel and peace is a strategic Arab option, he noted.

Jordan Says No Renewal, Extension Of Land Lease To Israel

AMMAN, Nov 11 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordan, on Sunday said, there will be no extension or renewal of an agreement which leases part of Jordan’s lands to Israel.

Early Sunday, King Abdullah II of Jordan announced the official termination of an agreement, which leases part of the kingdom’s lands to Israel.

“Today, I also announce the expiration of the Peace Treaty annexes on Baqoura and Ghumar, and the imposition of our full sovereignty over every inch of those lands,” the king said.

Jordan reaffirms two-state solution as only way to solve Palestinian issue

AMMAN, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Jordan on Wednesday reaffirmed a two-state solution as the only way to resolve the Palestinian issue and to create comprehensive peace.

At a meeting in Amman with Thomas Greminger, secretary-general of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi called for intensified efforts to achieve regional security, stability and peace, said a ministry statement.

Safadi also called on the international community to continue abiding by its commitment to the Syrian refugees.

Several tourists stabbed in Jordanian city near Roman ruins: police

AMMAN (Reuters) - Several tourists were stabbed on Wednesday in Jerash, a Jordanian city popular with foreign visitors, along with a local guide and a security guard, police said, adding that a man had been arrested.

A security source told Reuters three of the victims were Spanish women who had been taken to hospital.

Jerash is famed for its Roman ruins.

In Madrid, nobody at the Spanish foreign ministry was immediately available to comment.

Jordan PM Asks All Ministers To Resign Ahead Of Cabinet Reshuffle

AMMAN, Jordan, Nov 5 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, asked on Monday, all ministers to resign, ahead of an upcoming cabinet reshuffle.

The reshuffle is expected in the next few days, according to Razzaz.

The prime minister thanked all ministers, for their service, saying, the reshuffle is meant to address current issues in the country.

The upcoming cabinet reshuffle will be the fourth, in the government of Razzaz, who was appointed in 2018, following the resignation of former Prime Minister, Hani Mulki.

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