Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir told Reshet Bet that, "With all due respect to Jordan, Israel is an independent state. I have ascended the Temple Mount in the past and will continue to do so. The State of Israel is not a protectorate of any other country."

Ben-Gvir's words come on the heels of Prime Minister Netanyahu's meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Amman yesterday.