Jordan prepares to receive new Israeli ambassador

Israeli embassy in Amman was closed last summer after two Jordanians were killed by Israeli security guard

Jordan prepares to receive new Israeli ambassador

World Bulletin / News Desk

Jordan on Wednesday announced its readiness to receive Amir Weissbrod, Israel’s newly-appointed ambassador to the Hashemite kingdom.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry named Weissbrod as ambassador to Jordan in February, but he has yet to take up the post.

The Israeli embassy in Amman has been closed since July of last year when two Jordanian citizens were killed by an Israeli security guard in an apartment belonging to the embassy.

Last month, Israel agreed to compensate the victims’ families and prosecute the security guard, paving the way for the embassy’s reopening and the return of the ambassador. 

In the wake of the killings, Jordan had demanded that Israel replace its then ambassador, Einat Schlein.

Last Mod: 29 Mart 2018, 12:11
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