Jordan: Israel provoking Muslims in Jerusalem

Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Hayel Dawood claim Israeli authorities “allowing Zionist extremists to enter Al Aqsa Mosque”. His remarks came in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra. On Monday morning, Jewish extremists stormed into Al Aqsa Mosque, hoisted the Israeli flag at King Faisal Gate, one of the gates of… Read More Jordan: Israel provoking Muslims in Jerusalem

Jordanian king: “Arab spring” in Ramallah if peace efforts fail

In interview with Asharq al-Awsat, Abdullah says ‘fading prospects of peace will explode relations between Palestinians, Israelis in a manner emulating Arab Spring protests’‬‬. Jordan’s King Abdullah said Syria’s war could ignite a regional sectarian conflict unless global powers helped to convene peace talks soon, a pan-Arab newspaper reported on Wednesday. King Abdullah also said… Read More Jordanian king: “Arab spring” in Ramallah if peace efforts fail

Jordanian parliament calls to expel Israeli ambassador

Members of lower house of parliament unanimously demand that government ask Israeli ambassador to leave Jordan.‬‬ The MP’s also demand a recall of Jordanian ambassador in Tel Aviv due to ‘repeated Jewish settler assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque’‬‬ Jordan’s MPs on Wednesday unanimously demanded the government expel Israeli Ambassador Daniel Nevo over “the occupation measures” at… Read More Jordanian parliament calls to expel Israeli ambassador

Jordan promise to regain East Jerusalem for Islam

Jordan’s has an “historic role in securing the holy sites as well as the Palestinian sovereignty over the West Bank and east Jerusalem”. According to al-Habash, a new agreement was devised in order to coordinate the protection of the al-Aqsa Mosque and all the Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. The agreement reiterated Jordan’s… Read More Jordan promise to regain East Jerusalem for Islam

Jordan warns against Israeli measures to Judaise Jerusalem

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday warned against Israel’s unilateral measures to Judaise Jerusalem, which he said threaten the Islamic and Christian heritage in the city. Jordan warns against Israeli measures to Judaise Jerusalem — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday warned against Israel’s unilateral measures to Judaise Jerusalem, which he said threaten the Islamic… Read More Jordan warns against Israeli measures to Judaise Jerusalem

Jordanian army blew up the Hurva synagogue in 1948

During British rule in Jerusalem the Hurva Synagogue was the most important in Israel. In 1948, the invading Jordanian army blew it up. The Hurva, whose name means «ruin» was initially built by disciples of Rabbi Judah Hahasid in the early 18th century. It was destroyed shortly thereafter by Muslims demanding the return of loans… Read More Jordanian army blew up the Hurva synagogue in 1948

Bishop of Jordan tells US to abandon Israel

A leading Christian religious leader has accused the US of interfering in the Middle East to protect Israel. The accusations is presented by Auxiliary Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan Maroon Lahham. He claims the US is turning a blind eye to the suffering of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation. In a wide-ranging interview with… Read More Bishop of Jordan tells US to abandon Israel