White House (.gov): President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and reaffirmed the close and enduring nature of the friendship between the United States and Jordan. Jordan is a critical ally and force for stability in the Middle East, and the President confirmed unwavering U.S. support for Jordan and His Majesty’s leadership.
The leaders consulted on recent events in the region and discussed urgent mechanisms to stem violence, calm rhetoric and reduce tensions in Israel and the West Bank. The President affirmed his strong support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and cited the need to preserve the historic status quo at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.
The President also recognized the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s crucial role as the custodian of Muslim holy places in Jerusalem. The leaders discussed the political and economic benefits of further regional integration in infrastructure, energy, water, and climate projects, with Jordan a critical hub for such cooperation and investment. They agreed to remain in regular touch and further enhance the historic ties between our countries. (source)
Opinion: Three questions for President Biden to statements highlighted above in bold.
How does the president have ‘unwavering support’ for both Jordan and Israel when Jordan has control of the temple mount where Jews are not allowed to pray?
How can Jordan’s king stem the violence (implying moral equivalence) when it is Arabs who caused the month of Ramadan to be soaked in Jewish blood?
How can Jordan’s supposedly ‘crucial role’ as custodian of the temple mount, one of Israel’s most catastrophic blunders after winning the 1967 war, not be a prelude to another war?