Jordan: No date for king visit in Israel
No date has yet been set for a proposed visit to Israel by Jordan's King Abdullah II, a palace official said on Friday, denying an Israeli press report it had been fixed for next month.
"The king of Jordan received an invitation to visit Israel from parliament speaker Dalia Yitzik during their meeting in Amman on Thursday but no date has been fixed for such a visit," the official said, according to AFP. "King Abdullah is ready to make every effort to enable the implementation of the Arab peace plan that serves the Palestinian cause and clears the way for a just and comprehensive solution permitting the establishment of an independent Palestinian state," the official added.
The Israeli Maariv newspaper reported in its Friday edition that the two-day visit would take place within three weeks. It added that Abdullah was even considering addressing the Israeli parliament.
Miri Eisin, spokeswoman for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, confirmed only that the premier had invited the king to visit during a telephone call on Wednesday.