Israeli leader bans MP from squaring up to Jordanian rival

Israeli leader bans MP from squaring up to Jordanian rivalIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to step in on Wednesday to prevent tensions with Jordan spiralling into a brawl between two lawmakers who agreed to meet on the border. Oren Hazan, from Netanyahu’s Likud party, had accepted a challenge from Jordanian MP Yahya al-Saud to meet near the main crossing between the two countries on Wednesday morning, with fears of a fistfight. Hazan told military radio he approached the border but did not cross on Netanyahu’s orders.



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