Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud

Israel PM, Jordan king meet after months of strained ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jordan's King Abdullah II that he is committed to the status quo at holy sites in contested Jerusalem, trying to reassure the monarch in a rare meeting after months of strained relations.

They held talks in Jordan ahead of a visit to the region this week by two senior Trump administration officials who are trying to promote a plan for an Israeli-Palestinian deal on partitioning the Holy Land, including Jerusalem.

Details of the plan have not been released, but Palestinians fear they will get little more than a symbolic foothold in the holy city, after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital late last...

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