PM prevents border ‘punch-up’ between MPs
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has intervened to prevent a possible fistfight between an outspoken MP and his Jordanian counterpart.
The pair had arranged to meet on the border between their countries after exchanging insults on social media. A violent clash was widely expected.
But at the last moment Mr Netanyahu ordered MP Oren Hazan to pull out.
Relations between the two neighbouring countries have been strained since a shooting at the end of July.
On 23 July, an Israeli security guard shot dead two Jordanians near Israel’s embassy in Jordan.