Israel tries to soothe tensions over Jerusalem

November 6, 2014 9:33 PM

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JERUSALEM (AP) — In an attempt at diplomatic damage control, Israel's prime minister reassured Jordan's king Thursday that he won't yield to increasing demands by some members of his center-right coalition to allow Jews to pray at a Muslim-run holy site in Jerusalem.

The phone call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah II came a day after riot police clashed with Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third- holiest shrine. Jordan, which is the custodian of the site, recalled its ambassador in protest.

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