And Jordan strongly opposes threats to Jerusalem's Arab Muslim and Christian identity. And as Hashemite custodian of Jerusalem's Muslim and Chriistian holy sites, I will to oppose any violation of Al Aqsa Mosque's sanctity.
Abdullah is making things up, and he is also violating the peace agreement between Israel and Jordan, in this short video clip.
We've already looked at Abdullah's claims to be the custodian of Muslim holy places. It is false. The agreement between Israel and Jordan states "Israel respects the present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Muslim Holy shrines in Jerusalem. When negotiations on the permanent status will take place, Israel will give high priority to the Jordanian historic role in these shrines." If Israel is the party assigning priorities to Jordan's role, that means that Israel can override them.
In this speech, Abdullah claims not only that he is custodian of Muslim holy sites, but of Christian holy sites as well! That is not mentioned at all in the Israel-Jordan peace agreement nor in the Washington Declaration that it refers to.
Abdullah's statement is even more outrageous, because it directly violates both the previous and the following paragraphs of the agreement:
Each party will provide freedom of access to places of religious and historical significance.Jordan's king is saying here that the very presence of Jews on their holiest site is considered a 'desecration" - meaning that he is coming out against freedom of access to the Temple Mount in violation of the agreement.
The Parties will act together to promote interfaith relations among the three monotheistic religions, with the aim of working towards religious understanding, moral commitment, freedom of religious worship, and tolerance and peace.Abdullah does not even acknowledge that Jerusalem has any Jewish significance, only claiming it has an "Arab Muslim and Christian identity." Hence he is violating this clause of the agreement to promote interfaith relations with Judaism, against freedom of religious worship and against tolerance and peace.
Jordan's king explicitly violated a number of clauses of his peace agreement with Israel to the entire world, in front of the United Nations. And no one blinked an eye.