Lapid to meet King Abdullah of Jordan in New York

The first minister Yair Lapid landed on Tuesday at JFK Airport in New York before attending the United Nations General Assembly.

Shortly after his arrival, Lapid’s team confirmed it The prime minister was due to meet King Abdullah II of Jordan later on Tuesdayamid rising tensions in Judea and Samaria.

Multiple media outlets, citing unnamed senior officials, said both sides were keen to hold the meeting as tensions rise in the West Bank. With the Jewish holiday season starting on Sunday, both Jerusalem and Amman want to avoid a repeat of the violence in the Israeli capital in April, when Passover, Ramadan and Holy Week coincided.

Face to face will be the second meeting of the leaders. Lapid held his first meeting with Abdullah as prime minister in July at the royal palace in Amman.. Although Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty and established full diplomatic relations in 1994, relations have been strained in recent years, with the countries often clashing over issues related to holy sites and the Palestinians.

In addition to Abdullah, Lapid was scheduled to meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Tuesday. Anthony GuterresPresident of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

On Wednesday afternoon, Lapid will meet with the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss.

He will also meet with American Jewish community leaders and participate in the annual banquet of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, an organization that supports the welfare of soldiers, on Tuesday night.

Iranian President, ebrahim raisiis also on his way to New York and calls his appearance at the UN an opportunity to explain to the world the alleged “ill will” of unspecified nations and world powers towards Iran.

Raisi came under fire on Monday after he said in a “60 Minutes” interview that there was “some evidence” that the Holocaust took place, but suggested that the matter be investigated further.

The Times of Israel

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