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Jordan submits candidate for new envoy to Israel

Jordan has asked for Israel’s approval to appoint diplomat Ghassan Majali to serve as its next envoy to the Jewish state, but has yet to receive a response, a source told The Times of Israel.

Majali previously served as the Jordanian ambassador to Spain. If approved and appointed, he would become the Hashemite Kingdom’s sixth ambassador to serve in Israel, and would replace Walid Obeidat, who recently left Tel Aviv after serving in the post for more than five years.

When asked if he could confirm if Israel received a Jordanian request to approve Majali, Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman Ohad Kaynar says “these are issues discussed through diplomatic channels. The Foreign Ministry will provide updates in accordance with further developments.”

— Adam Rasgon

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