The Jerusalem Post
Crisis between Ramallah, Amman erupts ahead of Abdullah’s meeting with Biden
A senior Palestinian official has triggered a crisis between the Palestinian Authority and Jordan after stating that the Palestinians alone had thwarted former US President Donald Trump’s plan for Mideast peace.
The Jordanians say that they also played a major role in derailing the Trump plan.
The PA dismissed the Trump plan, which was unveiled in
January 2020, as a conspiracy aiming to liquidate the Palestinian issue and Palestinian rights.
The Arab League, including Jordan, also rejected the plan, saying it would not lead to peace or meet the minimum rights and aspirations of the Palestinians.
Jordanians feared that the plan aimed to turn their country into an alternative homeland for the Palestinians.
The crisis comes on the eve of a meeting in Washington between Jordan’s King Abdullah II and US President Joe Biden.
It also comes two weeks after PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Abdullah agreed during a meeting in Amman to coordinate positions “on the interest of the Arab nation and its common cause, primarily the Palestinian cause,” according to the PA’s official news agency WAFA.
During the meeting, Abdullah
reiterated Jordan’s support for the Palestinians “in achieving their just and legitimate rights and establishing their independent, sovereign and viable state on the June 4, 1967, lines, with east Jerusalem as its capital,” Jordan’s official Petra news agency reported.
The crisis erupted during a recent meeting of the Arab Parliament, the legislative