These difficulties apparently stemmed from the cancellation of the Jordanian Crown Prince’s visit to the Temple Mount due to a disagreement over security procedures at the site, Netanyahu’s office said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu postponed his visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday ‘’due to difficulties in coordinating his flight in Jordanian airspace,’’ his office announced in a statement.
These difficulties apparently stemmed from the cancellation of the Jordanian Crown Prince’s visit to the Temple Mount due to a disagreement over security procedures at the site, the statement said.
Jordan recently announced that it would allow the Prime Minister’s flight to use Jordanian airspace but since the announcement was received late, the Israeli Prime Minister and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed agreed to coordinate on another date for the visit.
Israel and the UAE established diplomatic relations last year in the framework of the Abraham Accords brokered by former U.S. president Donald Trump.
The deal made UAE the third Arab state to establish relations with Israel, following Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan subsequently reached similar US-brokered agreements with Israel.
Meeting with Czech and Hungarian leaders
On Thursday, Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for a trilateral summit on advancing cooperation in the research, development and production of vaccines.
A similar meeting on funding research on vaccines took place recently with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.