TEL AVIV (Sep. 13)
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin this week signed an order allowing Israelis having dual citizenship to travel from Israel to Jordan on their foreign passports.
The move enables Israelis to make the trip to Jordan without having to obtain formal permission from the Interior Ministry.
Travel agents have already reportedly signed up scores of such dual-passport Israelis for visits to Jordan.
When Israel and Jordan signed the July 25 Washington Declaration formally ending their 46-year state of war, Rabin and Jordan’s King Hussein agreed to open border crossings to allow third-country nationals to travel between the two countries.
But Israelis holding a second passport were unable to travel to Jordan until now.
In a related development, Israeli and Jordanian negotiators meeting this week at an Israeli cultural center near the Sea of Galilee agreed to open a second border crossing between the two countries.
The crossing, scheduled to be opened in October, will link northern portions of the countries near the Sea of Galilee.