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Report: Netanyahu closed Israel airspace from Jordan in retaliation

Last week, after Jordan held up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned flight to the United Arab Emirates, the Israeli leader ordered Israel’s airspace closed to flights from Jordan, according to the Maariv daily.

Netanyahu did not consult with or inform the Defense Ministry, Mossad intelligence agency, Shin Bet security service or Foreign Ministry of his decision, the report says.

The report says Netanyahu’s office was ultimately persuaded to retract the order, which would have caused a serious diplomatic crisis and been a violation of the 1994 peace treaty between the two countries.

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