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Netanyahu: Israel has 'good relations' with Jordan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu keeps insisting that all is fine with Jordan.
Israeli soldiers gather at the crossing checkpoint on the Israeli-Jordanian border near Moshav Tsofar in the Arava valley, south of the Dead Sea basin, on April 30, 2020. - Israeli farmers will no longer be allowed to enter an agricultural enclave in neighbouring Jordan, following the expiry of Israels lease on the border land. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Reacting for the second time to the ongoing diplomatic crisis with Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said March 13 that Israel has "good relations" with its neighbor on the east. Interviewed by Channel 13 News, Netanyahu said, "Jordan needs good relations with us as much as we need good relations with Jordan, and we have that.” 

The current diplomatic crisis between the two countries erupted March 10, when several bodyguards of Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah were refused entry to Israel. The prince was planning to visit the Temple Mount compound and pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israel claims that the detail of the prince was larger than what was agreed upon beforehand. After a dispute erupted between the teams of both sides, the prince decided to cancel his visit.

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