Something smells foul in Jordan
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