The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations will travel to Jordan today to meet with King Abdullah II and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh to express support for his sponsorship of last month’s Israeli-Palestinian talks.
The trip is part of the group’s annual leadership conference, held in Jerusalem. Representatives from nearly 100 Jewish organizations recently heard Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak on the threats facing Israel today.
In these "turbulent times," the organization wanted to meet the King and "commend him for Jordan’s role in supporting negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and seeking to be a source of stability in a region in turmoil."
The issues expected to be discussed during the meeting include Iran, regional turmoil, and the stymied Israeli-Palestinian talks. During January, Israel and Palestinian leaders met five times in Jordan to discuss paths towards peace.
"We have had a long relationship with the King and his late father," the Conference’s statement said. "Jordan is a key party in the region, and we value greatly the strong relationship between the Kingdom and Israel."