After dissolving the parliament on Sunday, Jordanian King Abdullah appointed Hani al-Mulki, a strong supporter of the peace treaty with Israel, as prime minister.
Following the announcement, Jordanian media reports were calling Mulki “the head of normalization with Israel.”
Mulki led the country’s delegation to peace negotiations with Israel in 1994, and
has been a prominent opponent of Iranian attempts to dominate the Middle East.
He is well known to Israeli politicians as well for his term as Jordan’s foreign minister. In 2005, he held talks with then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his deputy at the time, Ehud Olmert.
Mulki succeeds Abdullah Ensour, who resigned earlier this month.