Jordan parliament votes to expel Israeli envoy
ALBAWABA – The Jordanian parliament unanimously approved a proposal to expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman, on ground of the backdrop of the racist statements and actions of the Israeli Minister of Finance, Bezalel Smotrich, towards Jordan and Palestine.
On Wednesday, the Jordanian parliament voted unanimously on a proposal requesting the government to expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman.
In addition to the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador, deputies had recently called for severing relations with Israel, but this proposal was not subject to a vote.
Recently, the Israeli Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, used a platform in Paris bearing a map of Israel that includes the borders of Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories.
The minister of finance said at the time, “There is no Palestinian history or culture, and there is no such thing as the Palestinian people.”
Smotrich’s act sparked widespread anger and resentment, not only in Jordan, but in different countries too.
Parliament Speaker Ahmad Safadi considered that the minister of finance’s act is something that cannot be tolerated and that it constitutes a violation of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel that was signed in 1994, and of international norms.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time that the Jordanian parliament has called on the government to expel the Israeli ambassador.
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