Expert: Deteriorating Jordanian-Israeli relations does not satisfy Amman
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 16 / Trend A.Tagiyeva /
Although the majority of Jordanians oppose existing relations between Israel and Jordan, the authorities understand the need to maintain these relations and prevent their escalation, said Jordanian expert Saleh Zeitoun.
"Jordanians are holding a protest rally outside the Israeli Embassy every Friday demanding to break relations with Israel. However, Jordanian authorities will not allow a gap to occur in Israeli-Jordanian relations," Zeitoun from Amman told Trend by phone.
He said that the events which occurred between Egypt and Israel will not be repeated in Jordan, as the country's authorities are working to prevent demonstrators from reaching the Israeli embassy and are strengthening security around its perimeter.
Tel Aviv withdrew its embassy staff from Jordan on Sept. 15 due to fears after anti-Israel statements were expressed, Al Arabiya TV Channel reported.
The Israeli embassy in Amman closed down on Sept.14 and will not operate for two subsequent weeks in accordance with the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
Earlier, a rally demanding the immediate closure of the U.S. Embassy took place in Amman.
Demonstrators showed their displeasure over information that the White House is developing a plan to use the Jordanian territory to accommodate Palestinian refugees.
Zeitoun said that following demonstrations in front of the U.S. embassy in Amman, the authorities will prevent Washington's interference in Amman's internal affairs.
While mass discontent continues to grow in Jordan, it should not lead to destabilization in the country. The people and government of Jordan have embarked on negotiations, thanks to which the country will hold wide-ranging reforms.
Mass demonstrations calling for political and social reforms are being voiced in Amman, Al Jazeera reported.