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King of Jordan: Israel must be assured of its security

Jordanian King Abdullah II told participants at the World Economic Forum this week that Israel must have defendable borders — and must be assured of its security.

The statement was historic if for no other reason than the occupied West Bank that is being proposed as a Palestinian state, was for years part of Jordan.

“More than 1,000 people from 50 nations participated in the two-day conference held on the Jordanian shore of the Dead Sea,” reported Arutz Sheva, Israel’s TV channel 7.

A peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority must ensure Israel’s security and acceptance, and lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state,” Abdullah said.


The Hashemite king also criticized those who he said sought to close the door to peace.

“Our region stands today at the gates to the future,” he said, emphasizing four crucial areas to focus on: dignity, opportunity, democracy and ‘peace and justice.'”

During the conference, Abdullah made time to meet with PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on the sidelines of the gathering, according to the TV channel.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment pao

    The King’s father would be so proud.This is so remarkable and newsworthy.The resolution of conflict with peaceful thintent and dsires of the heart.Thank You King Abdullah II reign serves hope for your country,the region and the world. God Bless your efforts and reasons.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Marty

    what a douche. israel is alughtering the palestinians, and all he can say is that they should be assured of security.

    they are already the biggest military power there, with billions of dollars worth of US money, guns, chemical weapons and other weaponry.

    they are not the ones who need secure borders. i am all for the jews having their own land – but not when they are killing more than the radical muslims are.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jane Heltebrake

    A common sense approach..

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