Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah talk as crisis eases

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu talked on the phone Monday evening to Jordan’s King Abdullah who is visiting the United States, after a high-ranking Israeli emissary, since revealed as Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman, returned from a mission in Amman. There, he sat down with a senior Jordanian security official to iron out an agreed formula for solving the crisis that erupted Sunday after an Israeli embassy guard shot dead two Jordanians while fighting off a stabbing attack. Argaman also sought permission to release the embassy staff for its return home. During the day, Jordanian forces held the embassy in lockdown as Amman demanded the guard's handover, which Israel rejected.

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