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Israeli envoy retracts resignation

JERUSALEM, May 13 (JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to Jordan has retracted his resignation and will remain in Amman. Oded Eran submitted his resignation last week, barely a week after taking up his post as Israel’s second ambassador to Jordan. He complained at the time that he was never informed about a secret meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Hussein, and only learned about it through the media. The meeting in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba had been hastily arranged to resolve a dispute between the countries over water allocation. After meeting with senior Israeli Foreign Ministry officials on Tuesday, Eran said he was assured that he would not be left out of important political developments.

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