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MENA Mashup: Al Aqsa, Bibi, and ISIS Mints Currency

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On Thursday, SoS Kerry sat down with Bibi and Jordan’s King Playstation to try and rein in the madness of the Al Aqsa hostilities…

Kerry meets Netanyahu, Jordan king to discuss Jerusalem

Top US diplomat John Kerry mounted a diplomatic push Thursday to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through talks in Amman with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s king.

The meeting at King Abdullah II’s palace came hours after talks between the US secretary of state and President Mahmoud Abbas.

“They will focus on ways to restore calm and de-escalate tensions in Jerusalem,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said ahead of the talks in the Jordanian capital.

The flurry of diplomatic activity followed new clashes in East Jerusalem where Israeli police fired tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators. {…}

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MENA Mashup: Al Aqsa, Bibi, and ISIS Mints Currency

http://youtu.be/THxGleL-KAs

On Thursday, SoS Kerry sat down with Bibi and Jordan’s King Playstation to try and rein in the madness of the Al Aqsa hostilities…

Kerry meets Netanyahu, Jordan king to discuss Jerusalem

Top US diplomat John Kerry mounted a diplomatic push Thursday to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through talks in Amman with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s king.

The meeting at King Abdullah II’s palace came hours after talks between the US secretary of state and President Mahmoud Abbas.

“They will focus on ways to restore calm and de-escalate tensions in Jerusalem,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said ahead of the talks in the Jordanian capital.

The flurry of diplomatic activity followed new clashes in East Jerusalem where Israeli police fired tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators. {…}

Kerry and a sombre-looking Abbas embraced and had a brief whispered exchange as they met at the leader’s hillside villa in Amman where the US and Palestinian flags hung in front of a large night-time photo of Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque.

Much of the unrest in Jerusalem has been fueled by Israeli moves to step up settlement activity in the city’s eastern sector and by religious tensions at the Al-Aqsa compound, a site holy to both Muslims and Jews.

Kerry also met King Abdullah who called for Israel “to put an end to its unilateral action and repeated attacks against holy sites in Jerusalem, especially those targeting the Al-Aqsa mosque compound,” his palace said.

The monarch said there was “no alternative to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state”, with east Jerusalem as its capital, in order to achieve peace.

Jordan, which has custodial rights at Al-Aqsa, last week recalled its ambassador to Israel after police clashed with Palestinians inside the mosque compound.

Ironically, while Bibi had thundered recently… Abbas ‘teaches terror’, on the sly… Israel and PA hold secret meeting to stop escalation in West Bank

Apparently, Kerry has succeeded somewhat… (more…)

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