Report: Jordanian ultimatum to replace Israeli ambassador will be accepted

Today, an Israeli diplomatic official told Reuters news agency that Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein will be replaced following the shooting incident that led to a rift between the country’s diplomatic relationship.
Israeli embassy in Jordan Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Today (Wednesday), an Israeli diplomatic official told Reuters news agency that Israel will soon appoint a new ambassador to Jordan.

The announcement comes a month after the Jordanians claimed that they will not allow Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein to enter the country following the shooting incident. Amman also insisted on a legal procedure against the guard and refused to allow Israeli investigators to collect evidence from eyewitnesses.

Schlein and Moyal meet with Netanyahu Photo credit: GPO/ Channel 2 News

“The Jordanians don’t want her (Schlein) back and this has been a big obstacle in patching things up,” the Israeli official told Reuters. “We’re looking for a replacement.”

The diplomatic rift between the countries erupted in July, when a Jordanian man attacked Israeli security guard Ziv Moyal with a screwdriver, whereupon Moyal killed the assailant. A second Jordanian also died in the incident.

Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry commented: “We are working on a solution that will restore the diplomatic relationship to its path.”

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