Muslim Jordan’s dictator thanks Trump for US role in caving to terrorism on the Temple Mount in Israel
Leave it to Trump to pressure Israel to remove metal detectors that would save Jewish lives.
US President Donald Trump and King Abdullah II of Jordan spoke by phone Friday about the crisis in recent weeks surrounding the Temple Mount, the Royal Hashemite Court announced.
A statement in Jordanian state media said the king thanked Trump for his administration’s role in helping to “defuse [Muslim] tensions” and stressed the importance of deepening US-Jordan ties “to avoid the recurrence of such crises.”
The call marks the first time Trump has personally injected himself into the crisis that has spurred violent protests, deep tension between Israel and the “Palestinians”, and a diplomatic imbroglio between Israel and Jordan.
“Both leaders said they were encouraged by the efforts taken to de-escalate tensions and by the progress that has been made,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “They pledged to continue to stay in close communication. President Trump also emphasized Jordan’s important role in regional security.”