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Jordan''s gov''t summons Israeli Ambassador protesting deliberations at Knesset

AMMAN, May 26 (KUNA) -- Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday summoned the Israeli Ambassador in Amman to protest discussions at the Israeli Knesset over the two-state issue.
Israeli MPs were discussing a proposal from some lawmakers over "two states for two people on the banks of the Jordan River".
Jordanian News Agency (Petra) said Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said "Jordan was dismayed by the debate and categorically rejected the proposal submitted by a Knesset member," calling on the Israeli government for a clear explanation of what took place in the Knesset.
The minister reiterated Jordan's "clear and firm position" on supporting the setting up of an independent Palestinian state, of which it should be on Palestinian national soil. Moreover, it constituted a higher, strategic, and Jordanian interest, he said.
Judeh stressed the fact that Palestinian state should be established on the basis of the two-state solution and the Arab peace initiative as well as related UN resolutions as part of a comprehensive regional solution. (end) bsb.mao KUNA 262201 May 09NNNN