Jordan's opposition parties call for abolishing peace treaty with Israel

09:26, January 04, 2011      

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Jordan's opposition parties and professional associations, on Monday slammed the kingdom government for receiving chief of Israel's National Security Council Uzi Arad in Amman last week, calling for suspending diplomatic relations with Israel.

In a statement obtained by Xinhua, Jordan's Higher Executive Committee for Defending the Homeland and Confronting Normalization called for stopping all communications with Israel and abolishing the Wadi Araba peace treaty signed by Jordan and Israel in 1994.

"Continued coordination with the occupation (of Israel) represents an underestimation of our national, pan-Arab and Islamic principles and values," the committee said.

Last week, Arad made an official visit to the Kingdom, which the committee said comes "at a time that there are increased settlement activities, especially in Jerusalem, and it comes in light of continued aggressions against the Gaza Strip and threats of a new military campaign against the coastal enclave."

Jordan's opposition parties and professional associations are strong advocates of cutting ties with Israel and have repeatedly called for abolishing the Wadi Araba peace treaty signed on Oct. 26, 1994, which made Jordan the second Arab country, after Egypt, to normalize relations with Israel.

Source: Xinhua
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