Ksenia Svetlova, a former MK and currently director of program for Israel and the Middle East at Mitvim – the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, said Jordan could have moved to help calm the tensions, but King Abdullah chose to ride the wave of anti-Israel sentiments looming in his country to blame Israel instead. Svetlova told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that despite the rhetoric, practical relations between Israel and Jordan will continue.