Israelis hailed King of Jordan as Peacemaker 1996

King Hussien of Jordan 1996Israelis gave King Hussein of Jordan a royal welcome Wednesday, calling his first public visit to Tel Aviv a living testimony to a blossoming peace.

The king, a pilot, flew a Jordanian army helicopter to the Sde Dov air base on the edge of Tel Aviv. He emerged from the cockpit to embrace Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Four Israeli F-15 fighter planes flew over to honor the monarch.

“I cannot remember a time that Israel waited for a visitor with such warm anticipation as it has for you your majesty”, Peres said in his welcoming remarks.

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