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March 22, 2006
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Jordan’s king denied his country and Israel were at odds. “The tensions were actually exaggerated by people who wanted to do so, via the press,” King Abdullah II said Monday in France, where he was on a state visit. “We did not take these comments seriously. Our relations have always been built on trust.” Jordan demanded and received an apology last month after an Israeli general speculated that Islamist forces could topple Abdullah. Abdullah’s main message in France was for continued humanitarian support for the Palestinians, despite the recent victory of the terrorist Hamas group in Palestinian legislative elections. Jordan sent the Palestinians 400 tons of food in a 25-truck convoy.

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