Jordan postpones ceremony for Israeli ambassador

Monday, September 11, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
The Jordanian administration has postponed the ceremony for the incoming Israeli Ambassador to Jordan for two months out of fear that a picture of the King with an Israeli official at this time will cause unrest in the kingdom.

Ambassador Yaakov Rosen had received Jordanian approval for his ambassadorship, a move which allows him to begin his work, but the ceremony itself was postponed by two months. During the war the Jordanians forbade Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni from visiting Amman, but Director General of the Foreign Ministry Aaron Abramowitz visited Jordan last week in an attempt to ease the tensions from the war.

In the meantime, the Jordanian Authors’ Guild has renewed its campaign to gather a million signatures on a petition to cancel the peace agreement with Israel. This is the second time the guild is conducting this campaign, which failed the first time around.

The initiative has gotten support lately from several opposition factions in the Jordanian parliament and from several labor unions. So far there is no indication on the success of the campaign.

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