Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett secretly visited Jordan last week and met with King Abdullah II at his palace in Amman, a former Israeli official tells Axios.
Why it matters: This was the first meeting between the king and an Israeli prime minister in more than five years. It follows a long period of tension between Abdullah and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and comes as Bennett tries to reset the relationship.
- At the top of the meeting, Bennett announced to the king that he was willing to approve an agreement on the sale of water from Israel to Jordan, a topic that, according to Netanyahu, has proved controversial, according to the former official.
- Both Bennett and Abdullah agreed to turn the page and resume normal dialogue, the official said.
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