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Ra’am chief met with Jordan’s King, discussed Jerusalem tensions — report

Ra'am leader Mansour Abbas at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on March 8, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ra'am leader Mansour Abbas at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on March 8, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Ra’am chairman Mansour Abbas traveled to Jordan earlier this week to participate in an Iftar dinner hosted by King Abdullah for several Arab Israeli community leaders, as well as Palestinian community leaders from East Jerusalem, Walla reports.

After the meal, Abbas met with Abdullah, and the two discussed the recent tensions in Jerusalem where Jordan holds custodianship over holy sites.

Abbas updated Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ahead of the trip, but the premier did not provide the Ra’am leader with any sort of message to pass along to Abdullah. Abbas also updated Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on the meeting upon his return, Walla says.

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