Jordanian MPs: Sever Ties with Israel

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CBNNews.com - AMMAN, Jordan - Jordanian Prime Minister Nader Dahabi said the Hashemite Kingdom is reevaluating its diplomatic ties with Israel in view of the Gaza operation.

Jordan and Egypt are the only two Arab countries that maintain normal relations with Israel. Most Arab countries don't recognize Israel's right to exist.

"The Jordanian government reserves the right to reevaluate its ties with any element, let alone Israel, in accordance with the need to maintain our national interests," Dahabi told the nation's parliament.

Dahabi's statement came in response to a letter, signed by 21 Jordanian legislators, calling on the government to sever all diplomatic ties with the Jewish state immediately and expel the Israeli ambassador from Jordan.

The parliamentarians described the IDF's (Israel Defense Forces) operation in Gaza as "Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip."

Meanwhile King Abdullah joined other Arab leaders asking the UN to order Israel to cease its operation and open all the border crossings to "stop the humanitarian crisis it has brought upon the Strip."

The US voted against a Libyan-sponsored resolution, submitted to the Security Council, demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.

UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon has voiced his strong opposition to the Israeli operation from day one.

The Security Council plans to resume discussion on the matter Tuesday.

Source: YNet news

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