Jordanian King Says Annexation Would Be Disaster

BERLIN (AP) -
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Jordan’s King Abdullah at a joint news conference with the German chancellor in Berlin, Tuesday. (Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch)

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says if Israel goes ahead with the idea of annexing all the Jewish communities in Yehudah and Shomron, it would be a “disaster” for attempts to find any two-state solution with the Palestinians.

Speaking after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, Abdullah said he was “extremely concerned” about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s vow to extend Israeli sovereignty in the region.

He says it will “directly impact” the relationship between Israel and Jordan, and Israel and Egypt, and that “these types of statements are… a disaster to any attempt to move forward to the two-state solution.”

Merkel agreed, calling PM Netanyahu’s vow “unhelpful.”

Abdullah added that “we’re looking on this with tremendous concern.”