GPO says Jordan approved PM’s planned flight to UAE too late

The Government Press Office puts out an official statement on the cancelation of the prime minister’s planned trip to the United Arab Emirates today.

It says Netanyahu’s visit “was postponed due to difficulties in coordinating his flight in Jordanian airspace. These difficulties apparently stemmed from the cancellation of the Jordanian crown prince’s visit to the Temple Mount due to a disagreement over security procedures at the site.

“Jordan [eventually] announced that it would allow the prime minister’s flight to use Jordanian airspace but since the announcement was received late, the prime minister and [UAE] Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed agreed to coordinate on another date for the prime minister’s visit.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at an event marking the two millionth vaccine recipient, in Ramla, January 14, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)