Jordan's King Abdullah: Syria, Hizballah Promote Terror against Israel

(Ha'aretz) Nathan Guttman - Jordan's King Abdullah warned Tuesday that Syria and Hizballah are encouraging Palestinian activists to carry out terror attacks against Israel, trying to divert attention from the situation in Lebanon and Syria. In a meeting in Washington with representatives of leading Jewish organizations, Abdullah also said Iran, Syria, and Hizballah are the greatest threats to stability in the Middle East. Abdullah said Jordan has succeeded in thwarting several attempts by terrorists to infiltrate Israel to carry out attacks. He told President George W. Bush at their meeting last week that the success of the peace process could weaken Hizballah and Hamas, while its failure would strengthen them. He said relations between Jordan and Israel were good and that he intends to act to speed up joint projects. Abdullah spoke of a new Jordanian initiative to fight anti-Semitism in the Arab world and said he sent a message to the Muslim states urging them to fight anti-Semitism.

2005-03-23 00:00:00

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