The Royal Court of Jordan announced on Thursday that Kamala Harris called King Abdullah II, and discussed efforts to stop what he called Israeli “escalations” and “aggression” in East Jerusalem and Gaza.
“His Majesty King Abdullah II receives a phone call from #US Vice President Kamala Harris and affirms the need to continue all efforts to stop the Israeli escalations in East #Jerusalem and the aggression on Gaza,” the official Royal Hashemite Court (RHC) Twitter account stated.
His Majesty King Abdullah II receives a phone call from #US Vice President Kamala Harris and affirms the need to continue all efforts to stop the Israeli escalations in East #Jerusalem and the aggression on Gaza #Jordan 🇯🇴🇺🇸
— RHC (@RHCJO) May 20, 2021
RHC said that Harris and Abdullah also discussed ways to protect Palestinians from “Israeli violations against them.”
“His Majesty King Abdullah II to #US VP Kamala Harris: Important to step up efforts and work together to push the peace process forward,” RHC said in a subsequent tweet. “His Majesty King Abdullah II stresses the need to provide protection for the Palestinians and their properties and stop the Israeli violations against them.”
His Majesty King Abdullah II stresses the need to provide protection for the Palestinians and their properties and stop the Israeli violations against them #Jordan
— RHC (@RHCJO) May 20, 2021
The readout of the telephone conversation has not yet been made available on the White House Website.
Biden spoke with King Abdullah last month to express support for Jordan, and affirm his support for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Former Vice President Mike Pence occasionally spoke directly by phone with foreign leaders during the early Trump years, but that role generally was performed by former President Donald Trump.
Press notices reviewed by the New York Post showed that Pence spoke with foreign leaders only twice in 2017. “Pence spoke on the phone with Trudeau in 2019 and with the presidents of Argentina and Australia in 2017. He spoke in 2018 and 2019 with Colombia’s president. He spoke in 2018 with Iraq’s prime minister and in 2019 with Ukraine’s president,” the Post reported.
Harris, by comparison, had already taken two head-of State phone calls by mid-February.
The Biden White House announced in March that the Biden administration should be referred to as the Biden-Harris administration.
Harris’ phone call allegedly blaming Israel for defending itself against Palestinian rocket attacks, comes as Palestinian activists in the United States are literally attacking Jews in the streets in New York and L.A., among other cities.
Jews being attacked on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Can’t say I didn’t see this coming 😞 @jews_of_ny pic.twitter.com/s3mqaqR7Fj
— Michal Divon מיכל דיבון ميخال ديفون (@michaldivon) May 19, 2021
Jews are being attacked in LA pic.twitter.com/Uu3TKJHCMs
— BrookeGoldstein (@GoldsteinBrooke) May 19, 2021
Former NY State Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, Dov Hikand, noted on Twitter that “Hamas Caucus” members Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Ny.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) have not condemned any of these attacks on Jews in American cities.
Places where Jews have been attacked in past weeks:
That’s how you know “anti-Zionism” is nothing but Jew-hatred! pic.twitter.com/CDvkJYpbjJ
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 20, 2021
As anti-Israel rhetoric heats up among the Hamas supporters in the Democrat party, Biden and Harris have also yet to condemn these attacks on Jewish people in U.S. cities.