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Tue Feb 21, 2012, 07:05 PM


Jordan's King Blames Israel For Deadlocked Peace [View all]

King Abdullah II of Jordan on Tuesday blamed Israel for deadlocked Mideast peacemaking in a meeting with US Jewish leaders, the official Petra News Agency said.

But the king's guests offered a more optimistic version of events, saying Abdullah had also been complimentary of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's position in recent peace talks.

Jordan last month played host to talks that have subsequently been broken off. Palestinian and Israeli negotiators have blamed the other for the cut-off.

Petra said Abdullah was specifically concerned over Israel's "unilateral policies." It said that included changing the identity of the traditionally Arab sector in east Jerusalem and tampering with Muslim holy shrines there.



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