Jordan’s king arrives in border area after end of lease deal with Israel

Jordan's King Abdullah II reviews an honor guard before giving a speech to Parliament in Amman on Sunday. (Photo: AP)

Jordan’s King Abdullah II arrived on Monday in an enclave that straddles its northern border with Israel a day after the end of a 25-year special arrangement with its neighbor that allowed Israeli farmers access to the area, official sources said.

The monarch formally declared on Sunday the end of the 25-year special regime, which many Jordanians saw as a humiliation that perpetuated what they regarded as an Israeli occupation of Jordanian territory.

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