Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Palestinian President Recognizes Jordanian King's Role As Protector Of Jerusalem Muslim Holy Sites

According to the Times of Israel, last Sunday Jordan's King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed an agreement (full text) reaffirming the role of the Jordanian king as Custodian of the Muslim Holy Sites in Jerusalem, including Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The agreement provides that the Jordanian king has the right "to represent the interests of the Holy Sites in relevant international forums and competent international organizations."