Yisrael Medad, in Israel since 1970, Hebrew U. MA, resides in Shiloh and is an activist for Zionism and Judea & Samaria.
Thu,Jul 24,2014 26 Tammuz 5774
Amman, Feb 16 (Petra) -- Jordanian lawmakers...said the move, if taken, is a breach of the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty. The MPs called on the government to take quick and immediate action to respond to such move which they said it violates Jordanian national sovereignty and is tantamount to a breach of the peace treaty signed between Jordan and Israel.The Lower House of Parliament's Palestine Committee said the Knesset's proposal aims at legitimizing recurring storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and other Muslim and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem and Palestine. If Israel goes ahead with such plans, the committee said in a statement, the government is required to shut down the Israeli embassy in Amman, expel the ambassador and close the Jordanian embassy in Tel Aviv...
PLACES OF HISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCEEach party will provide freedom of access to places of religious and historical significance.In this regard, in accordance with the Washington Declaration, Israel respects the present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muslim Holy shrines in Jerusalem. When negotiations on the permanent status will take place, Israel will give high priority to the Jordanian historic role in these shrines.The Parties will act together to promote interfaith relations among the three monotheistic religions, with the aim of working towards religious understanding, moral commitment, freedom of religious worship, and tolerance and peace.
"understands the sentiments of the deputies who demanded a firm stand by the government as the Knesset members’ move is provocative", he nevertheless declared Too many statements about issues like these would render Jordan’s stand “meaningless”, [but] In case the Knesset endorsed such a motion, this would be a breach to the 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, which is an “abiding agreement”.
to deny Jordan’s custodianship over the holy sites in East Jerusalem, as stipulated in Article 9 of the peace deal.
special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muslim Holy shrines
religious understanding...freedom of religious worship, and tolerance and peace.
warned Sunday of Israeli “plans” to impose Israeli sovereignty on the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. PA Minister for Religious Affairs Mahmoud al-Habbash said that there would be no sovereignty over the Aqsa Mosque and Islamic and Christian holy sites other than Palestinian sovereignty. “This is the full right of the Arab, including Muslims and Christians,” he said.