Jordan’s King Warns Israel on Yerushalayim ‘Red Line’


jordans-king-abdullah-iiJordan’s King Abdullah II warned Israel of “disastrous repercussions” if it crosses a “red line” on Yerushalayim in talks on Friday with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. “Jerusalem is a red line and any manipulation in this city would have disastrous repercussions on the security and stability of the region,” he said, quoted in a palace statement.Abdullah urged the international community, especially the European Union, “to act firmly against any Israeli measures aimed at changing the identity of the Holy City of Jerusalem and threaten the places of worship.”

The fate of the Holy City is one of the most sensitive issues in the Middle East conflict.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in 1967.

The Palestinians want to make eastern Jerusalem the city the capital of their promised state. They are angry over alleged encroachment there by Jewish settlers while accusing the Israeli-run municipality of making it virtually impossible for them to get permits for new homes or extending existing ones.

Zapatero was in Jordan on a regional tour aimed at advancing Middle East peace efforts that has taken him to the Palestinian territories, Israel and Syria. He travelled on to Lebanon.

{AFP/Yair Israel}


  1. I object to the statement that says “Israel captured East Jerusalem in 1967” without any further explanation.East Jerusalem was captured in the 6 day war that Israel fought in self-defense against enemies on all sides. People today are very ignorant of history and when you post such an unclear statement, you make it appear that Israel, aggressively, just went and captured East Jerusalem. These are the kind of articles we see in anti-Israel media.

  2. Such chutzpah! Israel doesn’t already respect all the different religions in the old city. It is the Arabs who have no respect and destroyed all places of worship when it was in their hands. Besides, when america give the land back to the Indians then talk about yerushalayim.

  3. there is a difference. America belonged to the Indians from the beginning as far as we know. Eretz Yisroel belongs to the Jews, and has since we ejected the shevas hagoyim. Now we have to daven for Moshiach when Eretz Yisroel will be returned to the Yidden and the goyim and Israelis will be lost.

    P.S. there is no such thing as Palestinian. They’re just erev rav, stam Arabs with no yechus. They’re such mongrels even the Arabs in neighboring countries don’t want them.