Jordan's King Abdullah II was quoted as saying Monday that the current developments in the Arab world are weakening Israel. "Jordan and Palestine's future (prospects) are stronger than Israel today and that the Israeli who is afraid now." "When I was in the United States, an Israeli intellectual talked to me and said that what is going on in the Arab world is in the best interest of Israel; but I answered him and said: on the contrary; your situation today is harder than ever before", the King was quoted as saying.
During a meeting Sunday with a group of writers, intellectuals, thinkers and academics, Abdullah said: "Jordan is Jordan and Palestine is Palestine and our identity is Arab Islamic and we know our way to protect Palestine's future and our rights in Jerusalem and the refugees right to return." He added: "We support the Palestinian people right to a Palestinian state; our political stance did not and will not change and that the alternative homeland issue must not be part of the discussion."