The new Israel ambassador to Jordan, Amir Weissbrod, Monday took up his post in Amman and reopened the embassy with a small staff after it was closed for 10 months. It was shut down by a crisis between Amman and Jerusalem , after an Israeli security guard on July 23, 2017 shot dead a Jordanian who attacked him and a second man who was present. The former ambassador Einat Schlein and the entire staff evacuated the building that night. Negotiations continuing since then between the two government ended in an agreement to restore relations and Israel’s payment of compensation to the two bereaved Jordanian families and the promise of an investigation. Ambassador Weissbrod will soon present his credentials to King Abdullah.