Jordan approves appointment of new Israeli ambassador


Published: 2018-03-28 13:21

Last Updated: 2018-03-28 14:59

The new ambassador to Jordan was appointed in February. (Roya)
The new ambassador to Jordan was appointed in February. (Roya)
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The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that the application of the new Israeli ambassador to Jordan was approved on Wednesday after completing all procedures.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry had appointed Amir Weissbrod, replacing former ambassador Einat Shlain earlier in February and was awaiting the approval of the Jordanian government.

Weissbrod, who previously held the position of Head of the Middle East Department at the Center for Political Research in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a fluent Arabic speaker as he had worked in Jordan and Morocco.

The appointment comes after the Israeli embassy in Amman was closed for around six months following the killing of two Jordanian citizens, Mohammed Al-Jawawdeh and Bashar Al-Hamarneh, by an Israeli guard at the Israeli embassy in Amman in July 2017.

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