AMMAN, Jordan — Hours before Jordan’s king was to meet with US President Barack Obama in California, his Islamist opposition at home staged its largest protest in months to reject a peace deal as a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The 1,200 protesters affiliated with Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood also burned the Israeli flag.

Although Jordan maintains cordial ties with Israel under a 1994 peace treaty, many Jordanians are skeptical of their neighbor’s intentions. Roughly half of Jordan’s population traces its roots to Palestinians displaced in Arab-Israeli wars.

Jordan’s Brotherhood calls for Israel’s annihilation through armed struggle.

Jordanian protesters burn an Israeli flag during a demonstration in downtown Amman, Jordan, on Friday (photo credit: AP/Mohammad Hannon)

Jordanian protesters burn an Israeli flag during a demonstration in downtown Amman, Jordan, on Friday (photo credit: AP/Mohammad Hannon)

The protesters also demanded of Jordan’s King Abdullah II to “revoke the peace treaty with the Zionists.”

Abdullah’s Friday meeting with Obama will focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace, the war in Syria and increased US aid to cash-strapped Jordan.

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