Israel reassures Jordan on Al-Aqsa as extremists rally

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony on November 5, 2014 in JerusalemIsrael on Thursday promised Jordan that it would not allow Jews to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound as scores of Jewish extremists tried to march to the flashpoint shrine. With clashes raging in several Palestinian neighbourhoods in annexed east Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with Jordan’s King Abdullah II to personally reassure him there would be no changes to the decades-old status quo.

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