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Abdullah II

(b. 1962)


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(1962– )

King of Jordan (1999– ). The eldest son of King Hussein by his second wife, Abdullah was named as heir in place of his uncle (Prince Hassan) in the last days of his father's life. He continued his father's policies, including cautious engagement with Israel.


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