Israeli ambassador to Jordan takes up his post, ending spat

JERUSALEM — Israel's Foreign Ministry says its new ambassador to Jordan is starting his posting, ending a months-long spat between the two countries over a deadly embassy shooting.

Amir Weissbrod's posting ends one of the tensest periods between Israel and Jordan since the two signed a peace treaty in 1994. Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon says Weissbrod arrived in the capital, Amman, on Monday.

The dispute began last summer when a security guard at the Israeli embassy in Jordan shot and killed two Jordanians, alleging one attacked him with a screw driver. The Israeli guard and Israel's then-ambassador were given a hero's welcome by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, infuriating Jordan.

Earlier this year, the two sides said they found a way to overcome the crisis, including appointing a new Israeli ambassador.

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