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Israel Implements ‘Gradual Reopening’ of Its Embassy in Jordan

Israel is set to implement the reopening of its embassy in Jordan, after the Israeli and Jordanian governments earlier in January announced an agreement to restore the diplomatic office. The embassy had been closed since July 2017, when an Israeli security guard at the site fatally shot two Jordanians in what the Israeli government described as an act of self-defense.

As part of the compromise to restart full diplomatic relations, Israel was forced to apologize for the incident as well as a previous incident involving the killing of a Jordanian judge at an Israel-Jordan border crossing in 2014. Israel also offered financial compensation to the families of the Jordanians killed in the incidents.

Israel is expected to appoint a new ambassador to Jordan in the coming weeks.

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