Israel's Embassy in Amman opens its doors to public: Israeli media


Published: 2018-01-30 09:59

Last Updated: 2018-01-30 10:55

The Israeli embassy to reopen in Amman after it was closed in July 2017. (YnetNews)
The Israeli embassy to reopen in Amman after it was closed in July 2017. (YnetNews)
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The Israeli Embassy in Amman reopened its doors to the public on Tuesday, Makan, the Israeli public television channel reported.

The embassy staff have already returned to their positions, however, the ambassador position is still available as the government is still looking for an ambassador to replace Einat Schlein, Makan added.

Earlier in January, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a tender for the position of an Israeli Ambassador to Jordan, to be filled immediately.

This marks the end of the worst crisis between Jordan and Israel since they signed the Israel–Jordan peace treaty in 1994.

Israel officially apologized to Jordan for the embassy incident that left two Jordanians dead by one of the embassy's guards in July 2017, and for the incident in which a Jordanian Judge was killed in March 2014 at the Allenby Bridge border crossing.

An official memorandum from the Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed the government's deep regret for the two incidents.

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Jordan accepted the apology and agreed to reopen the embassy under the condition to replace Einat Schlein, the former ambassador who was in office at the time of the embassy incident.

Additionally, Israel promised to compensate the families of the three martyrs, Mohammed Al- Jawawdeh, Bashar Al-Hamarneh and Judge Zu'aitar.