Lapid meets King Abdullah in Jordan following tensions in Jerusalem

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman.

The meeting comes ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and amid growing tensions in Jerusalem following several stabbing attacks there in the past week.

“We agreed that we must work together to calm tensions and promote understanding, particularly in the lead-up to the month of Ramadan and Passover,”  Lapid says according to his office.

“Our special relationship with the Kingdom of Jordan ensures a better future for our children, and the peace between us isn’t just good neighborliness, but is also our moral responsibility to both our peoples,” he adds.

It was Lapid’s second meeting with Abdullah since Israel formed a new government last year.

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