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Mahmoud Abbas (L) greeting King Abdullah II

King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Ramallah on Thursday, in the first visit by an Arab leader since “Palestine’s admission to the United Nations as a state,” Maan reports.

The new state’s president Mahmoud Abbas and the new state’s prime minister Salam Fayyad welcomed the king along with PLO and Fatah members as well as ministers and members of clergy.

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Only 42 years ago, King Abdullah’s father, His Majesty King Hussein, slaughtered  at least 10 thousand Palestinians, in what became known as Black September, 1970.

The Palestinians’ capacity for forgiveness and acceptance of their neighbors is truly admirable.

Jordan’s premier Abdullah al-Nusoor was to accompany Abdullah along with foreign minister Nasser Judah and other officials.

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