Report: King Abdullah, Netanyahu meet in Jordan
Published Sunday 03/03/2013 (updated) 05/03/2013 20:43
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Jordan's King Abdullah II met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jordan last week to discuss the Middle East peace process, AFP reported Saturday.
A diplomatic source said that Netanyahu traveled to Jordan to meet the King, with both officials discussing the peace process.
The last Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2010 after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to extend a 10-month partial settlement construction freeze.
In September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the two-state solution was the only sustainable option for peace. But he said the continued growth of Israeli settlements meant that "the door may be closing, for good."
US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in the region next month on an official visit, but Secretary of State John Kerry said last week that Obama will not bring a peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Obama, who has a testy relationship with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, made peace between Israelis and Palestinians a priority in his first term but, four years later, has little to show for it.