King Abdullah to meet with Abbas in Ramallah Monday

Jordanian King to travel to Ramallah to meet with Abbas; Abdullah’s last visit to Ramallah was five years ago



King Abdullah II of Jordan will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Monday.

The meeting will center on the United States efforts for the peace process, the Temple Mount and Jordanian-Palestinian relations.

King Abdullah’s last visit to the region was five years ago.

Jordan is the custodian of the Al-Aqsa mosque and was opposed to Israel’s increased security at the Lion’s Gate entrance following a terror attack by three Israeli-Arabs who killed two Israeli policemen at the site mid-July.

Last week, the king announced the donation of $1.4 million to build a museum of Islamic history. He stated Jordan would continue “monitoring the Jerusalem situation” and that the “challenge” is political, and “not just about security”.