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Netanyahu’s far-right partners jeopardize Israeli ties with Jordan, Egypt

Statements by future National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and by his party colleague Avi Maoz are putting ties between Israel, Jordan and Egypt at risk.

A delegation of Temple Mount activists led by Ayala Ben-Gvir met yesterday with senior Jerusalem police officers, raising the issue of prayers at the Temple Mount and various technical issues pertaining to Jewish visits there.

The meeting in itself was not unusual, as several such meetings have taken place in recent years. Still, for the wife of Itamar Ben-Gvir, soon to be appointed national security minister, to organize such a meeting right now was anything but trivial.

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