Skip to comments.Prince William Arrives in Jordan for Historic Middle East Trip
Posted on 06/24/2018 10:52:29 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Prince William arrived in Jordan on Sunday on the first stop of a five-day Middle East tour that will make him the first British royal to pay an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The Duke of Cambridge was greeted by Crown Prince Hussein, the son of Jordan's King Abdullah II, at the airport in Jordan's capital, Amman.
The Jordanian prince then drove William to a technology-focused event for young people linked to the Crown Prince Foundation.
Kensington Palace tweeted that Prince William was "looking forward to building a real and enduring relationship with the people of the region."
After a Tuesday morning visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Prince William will hold meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.
On Wednesday, he will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, in the West Bank.
The following day, William is expected to visit Jerusalem's Old City, the Mount of Olives and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in the Garden of Gethsemane, where his great-grandmother, Princess Alice -- Prince Philip's mother -- is buried.
Reflecting the royal visit's focus on young people, William will also meet with young Syrian refugees and Jordanian students while in Jordan and play soccer with children in Jaffa, Tel Aviv.
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I sure hope he has a security detail second to none.
Just keep him off the Temple Mount, lest he step into the Holy of Holies.
70 years too late, but better late than never...
“looking forward to building a real and enduring relationship with the people of the region.”
Geez, world leaders have said that every day for the past how many hundreds of thousands of years and it’s yet to stick.
“On Wednesday, he will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, in the West Bank.”
It is that moral equivalency thing. The Brits have been way aloof to Israel for a long long time and apparently continue to be.
Duchess Kate Middleton spoke Arabic before English due to early childhood spent in Amman, Jordan
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Posted on 06/24/2018 11:06:16 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
They are meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister and President.
As long as he doesn’t parade around with Abass arm in arm like the Clintons did with Arafat, all kissy kissy, I don’t have a problem with it.
What, no trip by Prince William to Gaza to meet with the head of the Hamas terrorist organization, even though he’ll be meeting on the West Bank with Mahmood Abbas, the leader of the PLO terrorist organization?
Of the two countries Prince William will be visiting, Jordan has a gross domestic product of $44 billion, while Israel’s GDP is $$387 billion, roughly the same as Great Britain’s was in 1978.
Which means that if Britain continues to decline due to its inability to resolve the Brexit situation and Israel continues to grow due to its ability to develop new technology, Britain and Israel will be economically equal in about 20 years, and Prince William will be so irrelevant by that time that he’ll be able to stay home and play polo with maybe an unremarked trip to Jerusalem every once in while to visit the grave of his dead great-grandmother.
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