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Mar 21,2013 - Last updated at Mar 21,2013
On the occasion of US President Barack Obama’s visit to Jordan, I would like to express my deep appreciation for his efforts towards a two-state solution.
Being born in Jerusalem before 1948, I have been a champion of peace despite the fact that my father, a high official during the British Mandate over Palestine, was killed at the King David Explosion in 1946 at the hands of the Zionist Irgun group and that together with my three younger brothers, we were evicted from the house in which we were born and which is not part of a two-state solution, being situated in West Jerusalem.
Is there any hope that justice would be done to the tens of thousands of Palestinians who suffered and shared a similar fate, having lost family members and all their properties before 1948?
We are all looking for a just peace in the Middle East.
Today marks the 66th anniversary of the King David Hotel explosion in Jerusalem. On July 22, 1946, at the Zionist terrorist group Irgun, targeting British institutions to get them out of Palestine and create an Israeli state, blew up the hotel, killing 93 innocent people.
His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday received a phone call from US President Barack Obama, during which the two leaders discussed Middle East peace efforts, a Royal Court statement said.
His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday said regional peace and security will not be attained through Israel’s unilateral actions in Jerusalem, its continued building of settlements and barriers and its use of armed force, but by a final peace settlement for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on the basis of the two-state solution.
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