At the end of the stormy Knesset session on Wednesday 10 Adar, the Muezzin bill was passed in its preliminary reading. While the shouts of opposition from the Arab MKs were audible, one objection was heard across the border, in Jordan.

The word from Jordan is that if Israel dares to pass the bill into law and implement it, it would be a gross violation of the peace agreement signed between the two countries.

Spokesman for the king, Muhammed el-Mumani explained “The fact the bill applies to East Jerusalem too constitutes a violation of the peace treaty between the two countries regarding Jordan’s responsibility for holy sites in East Jerusalem”.

The PA (Palestinian Authority) also expressed its opposition, stating the bill is nothing less than a “declaration of war”.