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King of Jordan in 'historic' West Bank visit
Published Thursday 06/12/2012 (updated) 15/12/2012 15:05
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RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Ramallah on Thursday, in the first visit by an Arab leader since Palestine's admission to the United Nations as a state.

President Mahmoud Abbas and his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, welcomed the king along with PLO and Fatah members as well as ministers and members of clergy.

Jordan’s premier Abdullah al-Nusoor was to accompany Abdullah along with foreign minister Nasser Judah and other officials.

PA foreign minister Riyad al-Malki described the visit as "historic."

At a news conference with Jordanian foreign minister Nasser Judah, al-Malki stressed the strong relations between Palestine and Jordan, saying their matched on many issues.

Al-Malki said the Ramallah municipality would name one of the main streets after Abdullah in honor of his visit as the first foreign leader since the UN upgrade.

Judah stressed that the king of Jordan was always ready to host Abbas in Amman.

He said Jordan rejected Israeli settlement plans, adding the kingdom's condemnation to the international uproar raised over Israel's latest plans to expand in a sensitive area of the occupied West Bank.

Both officials said negotiations with Israel could begin now that the UN bid was accepted.
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1 ) loser visits loser / USA
06/12/2012 15:24
two bums on their way out...the midget king and the faux palestinian presidente

2 ) Lynx / Palestine
06/12/2012 15:41
Why is MAAN still referring to Al-Malki as "PA Foreign Minister" and not "Palestine's Foreign Minister"? Strange. It seams the slave mentality will not subside easily! Urgent reminder for MAAN to start taking its role as a media outlet, in the rise of sovereign Palestine, seriously. While knowing full well that the PA itself might drag feet in actually making use of its new status, the media has an even more important role.

3 ) Visits, Calls, & Resolutions / Totally Useless
06/12/2012 16:26
"The King of Jordan in 'historic' West Bank VISIT", lead to USELESS
words, pictures, and handshakes, but it will lead NOTHING usefull,
just LIKE various EU CALLS, and the recent UNGA RESOLUTIONS !!!

4 ) matt / usa
06/12/2012 17:51
Everybody keeps saying palestine. Do they mean what is now known as th west bank? and what of gaza? what of their government?

5 ) yasir / lebanon
06/12/2012 18:30
arab zionists should not be celebrated or welcomed.

6 ) Amira / Canada
06/12/2012 19:18
His wife is Palestinian. She spends most of her time parading in fashion shows and modeling her expensive dresses while her brothers suffering under siege. I have never heard her at least making a statement about Palestinians suffering when she is hosted and dined with the rich and famous people in Europe and Amerca. What a shame!

7 ) Elisheva / USA
06/12/2012 20:02
To #4: Palestine, Palestine, Palestine !!

8 ) Robert / USA
07/12/2012 19:12
#7 do you mean balestinian, balestinian? Going unilaterally to the US will not change ANYTHING. Direct negociations but lead to peace. Don't mean to burst your bubbles but 2state is long dead now. Saddly surprised that PA leader does not tell its beoble the truth. If you know were your origin if from than you can ask for your rights. The King himself said that Jordan is Balistine.

9 ) Emile / Palestine
08/12/2012 05:16
Was Abdullah standing on a chair for this pic? Or maybe Abbas was sitting down?

10 ) NO MATT / THEY MEAN HAIFA
08/12/2012 09:09
matt / usa 06/12/2012 17:51 Everybody keeps saying palestine. Do they mean what is now known as th west bank? and what of gaza? what of their government? LOL listen to Mashaal --he tells the truth-- they meanHAIFA AND JAFFA
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