Report: Netanyahu, Abdullah meet to discuss peace process


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II met in Jordan to discuss the Middle East peace process.

The meeting took place last week, the French news agency AFP reported Saturday, citing an anonymous diplomatic source.

It was Netanyahu’s first visit with a foreign head of state since the Jan. 22 national election. The meeting comes in advance of President Obama’s visit to Israel and Jordan later this month. 

Jordan sponsored meetings last year between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in a failed attempt to jump-start the stalled peace talks.

Netanyahu and Abdullah reportedly met in Amman in December to discuss chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war.

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