Some­thing smells foul in Jor­dan

The Jewish Chronicle - - FEATURES/ -

Jor­dan’s King Ab­dul­lah II has a bit of a prob­lem with Is­rael.

This time it is noth­ing to do with the gen­eral sit­u­a­tion in the Arab world or the plight of the Pales­tini­ans. Rather, the king is ob­ject­ing to the fact that Is­rael smells bad.

In­deed, the stench is so aw­ful that the Jor­da­nian monarch has writ­ten a let­ter of com­plaint to the Is­raeli au­thor­i­ties.

The king’s villa in Aqa- ba, near Ei­lat, is only three kilo­me­tres away from Is­rael’s quar­an­tine cen­tre for cat­tle. The cen­tre, it tran­spires, had be­come a lit­tle more whiffy than usual af­ter the ar­rival of a few thou­sand calves from Aus­tralia.

Gideon Ezra, Is­rael’s min­is­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment, has promised to clear up the mess. Which should mean the king will not have to kick up such a stink in fu­ture.

King Ab­dul­lah of Jor­dan shows what Is­rael means to him

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