The “Palestinian-Israeli conflict” inflames radicalization and extremism across the globe, Jordan’s King Abdullah said on Wednesday.
Delivering a keynote speech at the International Conference on Cohesive Societies, King Abdullah urged religious cohesion across the world, putting emphasis on solving the Palestinian cause as a way to tackle extremism worldwide.
King Abdullah told the media on 11th June that Jordan should take part in international (Bahrain) conferences that is going to held on June 25-26 in Manama. The conference will mainly discuss Palestinian-Israeli conflict.https://t.co/r6D1VSbgCn
— Rayan Sterling (@Rayan_Sterling) June 19, 2019
“The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has fuelled global discord and radicalism,” King Abdullah said, as he again urged for a two-state solution.
“We all need lasting peace, meeting the needs of both sides: a viable, independent, sovereign Palestinian state, on the 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, but living side by side with Israel, in peace and security.”
King Abdullah II: We must also help resolve conflicts, especially the core crisis of my region, the long denial of Palestinian statehood. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has fuelled global discord and radicalism #Jordan #Singapore #ICCS19
— RHC (@RHCJO) June 20, 2019
He added that Jerusalem, a city that is undergoing an illegal annexation project by Israel, must be a unifying factor for all three Abrahamic religions.
King Abdullah urged:
“We must safeguard Jerusalem, a holy city to billions of people around the world. As Hashemite Custodian of Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites, I am bound by a special duty. But for all of us, Jerusalem should be, and must be, a unifying city of peace.”
King Abdullah II: We must safeguard #Jerusalem, a holy city to billions of people around the world. As Hashemite Custodian of Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites, I am bound by a special duty. But for all of us, Jerusalem should be, and must be, a unifying city of peace
— Jordan News Agency (@Petranews) June 20, 2019
Jordan is one of two Arab League countries that have official ties with Israel. The kingdom has come under fire recently for planning to take part in a US-led conference on the future of a Palestinian state.
(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)