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Israeli, Jordanian Air Forces Join in Salute of Peace Treaty

Israeli and Jordanian fighter planes took to the skies together Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the two countries’ historic peace treaty.

Six planes flew in mixed formation in a 40-minute flight that went from Tiberias, north to Haifa, south of Tel Aviv, then east to Jerusalem and the Jordanian capital of Amman, before turning back toward of Tiberias.

Helicopters from both countries also took part in a flyby over Tel Aviv and Amman, trailing Israeli and Jordanian flags and a banner reading “peace” in Hebrew.

In New York on Sunday, Jordan’s King Hussein referred to the flyover during his remarks before a special U.N. session commemorating the world body’s 50th anniversary.

While in New York, Hussein held talks with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, with whom he signed the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty on Oct. 26, 1994, formally ending the two countries’ 46-year state of war.

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