Israel Jordan ambassador evacuated over protest fears
Jordan's King Abdullah II
The Israeli Prime Minister has ordered the evacuation of the embassy in Jordan.
Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement came amidst fears about possible violent anti-Israel protests at the Amman embassy.
Although Israeli diplomatic staff leave Jordan every weekend, the Prime Minister took the decision to have vacate the embassy early. A Facebook group planning a demonstration at the embassy has already attracted 3,000 supporters.
Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty in 1994 and have enjoyed largely peaceful relations in recent years.