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Israeli president meets Jordanian king in landmark visit

The day after Defense Minister Benny Gantz traveled to Jordan and met with King Abdullah II, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog also traveled to the kingdom for a historic visit.
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Israel’s President Isaac Herzog traveled today to Jordan and met King Abdullah II at the monarch's invitation. Herzog was received at Al Husseiniya Palace in a ceremony that included an honor guard against a backdrop of Israeli and Jordanian flags. The two leaders met privately, followed by a diplomatic meeting that included several officials from both sides.

Abdullah started the second meeting by condemning the recent terror attacks in Israel, expressing his condolences to the families of the victims. "The conflict has been going on for a long time and the violence that has been created continues to be fertile ground for extremism. I condemn the violence in the name of Jordan," he said.

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