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 Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, state media reported.
The measure cannot be implemented without King Abdullah’s approval.
The non-binding vote came after Israel limited the entrance of Muslim worshipers to the Temple Mount on Tuesday and allowed Jews to visit the compound on the occasion of Jerusalem Day, which continued into Wednesday.
The vote came in response to “the continued assaults by Jewish settlers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and “Israeli attacks in occupied Jerusalem.”
The Jordanian MPs called the decision “historic” and claimed the government must implement it.
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour was quoted by the news portal Ammon as saying the “attacks” on al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli security forces and settlers were “premeditated and foretell of evil intentions.” He said “the government views with great severity Israel’s actions yesterday and today as well against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the places that are holy to Islam and Christianity in Jerusalem.”
For what do Israel need enemies, when the Jewish people have friends like this?
If Syria had called for action against Israel, it could be understood. Syria has not entered into any “peace agreement” with Israel, and have never recognized Israel’s right to exist. And would probably never do so either.
But the Kingdom of Jordan did enter into a “peace agreement” with Israel in 1994, and do have diplomatic representation in Tel Aviv.
The Kingdom of Jordan occupied Jerusalem from 1948 to 1967. Based in the “Oslo accords” in 1990-1993, Jordan surrendered its claims on the city of Jerusalem.
Jordan felt it had the authority to give the PLO right to claim the city of David as a future capital for a “Palestinian” state. A state has has never existed, and was never mentioned as a possibility before the Jordanian defeat in the 1967 war.
The message seems to be: “ The losers claims it all”.
If the city of Jerusalem should be brought back under Islamic occupation, it should at least have been returned to the King of Jordan.
But the King is not interested.
So why should we pay any attention to the political games played by Amman?
Written by Ivar