Israeli Embassy Staff from Jordan Return to Jewish State Following Diplomatic Tension

Israeli youths wave their national flag as they take part in the 'flag march' through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city during celebrations for Jerusalem Day on May 17, 2015 which marks the anniversary of the 'reunification' of the holy city after Israel captured the Arab eastern sector from Jordan …

The Algemeiner reports: After a day of intense diplomacy, the staff of the Israeli Embassy in Amman — including the security guard who was lightly wounded in an attack near the compound on Sunday — returned home safely to the Jewish state on Monday.

According to media reports, the group — led by Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Shlain — crossed the Allenby Bridge some time before 11 p.m. (Israel time) on Monday night after being holed up in the embassy since Sunday.

Monday saw top-level contacts between the Israeli and Jordanian governments — including a phone call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah II and a visit to the Jordanian capital by Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman — as the two sides sought to resolve the crisis that erupted a day earlier when the guard shot two Jordanians dead after he was attacked with a screwdriver by one of them.

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