WASHINGTON – Jordan's King Abdullah II suggests that failure of new peace talks between Isarel and the Palestinians would be a victory for terrorists seeking to derail the process.
All eyes are upon us, Abdullah said. He praised President Barack Obama for serving as an "honest broker and partner" and told the negotiators that "time is not on our side."
He encouraged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud not to pass up this opportunity to reach a long elusive peace. Abdullah spoke at the White House before a working dinner hosted by Obama, a day ahead of the first direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in nearly two years.