Jordan to Netanyahu: Commitment to peace is not enough, take practical action

The ongoing impasse in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is jeopardizing the security of the Middle East, Jordanian King Abdullah II told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu late Wednesday.

In a phone conversation initiated by Netanyahu, the monarch urged the Israeli leader to fulfill his commitment to peace by removing “obstacles” that impede the resumption of direct talks with the Palestinians.

“The monarch underlined the need for translating the commitment to peace into a practical action, by removing all obstacles that block the achievement of the two-state solution as the only way for achieving security and stability in the region,” said a royal statement following the call.