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Jordanians Attack and Force Out Jewish Tourists

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Lower court of the Karak castle in Al Karak, Jordan. Photo: wiki commons.

A group of Jewish tourists were attacked and forced out of the town of Kerak, in Jordan recently, after a local store owner noticed them wearing religious clothing.

“Salem Jeradat – who owns a grocery in the town – was surprised Sunday afternoon by a delegation of Jewish men and women who were wearing the clothing of religious Jews, which led him to throw his shoes at them,” writes Al Jazeera.

It was after this that local residents escalated the attack, forcing the tourists to leave.

“‘Then the people of the town immediately approached the group, threw shoes and stones, and kicked them out of town,” Jeradat told Al Jazeera. “The people of Jordan do not accept the Jews entering their homeland, and the Araba Valley treaty between Jordan and the Zionist entity does not represent us,” he said.

Jordan signed a peace agreement with Israel in 1994, making the country one of two in the Arab world (Egypt) to have signed such an agreement with the Jewish state.

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  • Lola

    Arab racism 1920-2012. That’s the “conflict.” Really.

  • Frida Simms

    Few years ago a group (6 Persons) of Israeli tourists were not welcome when the enter into a restaurant in Aqaba, Jordan. The owner of the restaurant, I think was a woman, forced them out of the restaurant. They did not wear religious clothing or had any Jewish simbole on them.
    The Arabs just hate Israel,the israeli people and Jews people. Period!
    I don’t think Jordan deserve the Israeli tourism or any other country tourism.

    • You are 100% correct in your synopsis of Arabs whether they are Egyptian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian, Iraqi, Saudi etc. etc. They are all Jew-hating vermin just like the Nazis. let them all wallow in hell where every one and each of them truly belong. ‘Am Yisroel Chai.

  • Teka

    It’s okay, you can have your 7th century barbarism all to yourself, without the tourist money. Cavemen.

  • I was interested in the comment by ploni “I have been to Jordan many many times. Everyone knows that you do not show openly that you are Jewish in a place like that.”
    My problem is that the world is shrinking for those of us who do dress like that.
    Try Poland, France, Ukraine, Croatia, and even the U.K.
    A looming problem is the Quartet`s “Roadmap” where Judea and Samaria will also become Yudenrein.
    And how safe is it to travel to Hevron or even parts of the Old City ?
    And dont forget that Jordan is the only Arab country that we could remotely call “friendly”.

  • As I stated before peace agreements with those slime aren’t worth the paper they are written on.
    As far as those traitorous Muslim Arabs are concerned they don’t consider peace agreements with the Jewish State as binding, to them it’s just a ‘Hudna’ a temporary armistice agreement between ‘Warring Parties’ which is broken when the other side feels confident once again to take on the other side. What those Jordanian scumbags did to those Jewish tourists is unforgivable. it now proves that Arabs are extremely deceitful liars when they tell you that they have absolutely nothing against Jews, just Israel. I can tell you what I would do to them, I would creep up at night with a group of volunteer soldiers dressed in Mufti, and all Arab speakers originating from the Arab world like myself, I would then seek out the perpetrators, take them to a place where no one would ever find them and cut their B—s off then dump them in a ravine. You can say what you like about me, that i am no better than them, however I am a Jew from the Arab world who will never forget what they did to some of my family. Please don’t forget that after world war two many Jewish survivors of the ‘Shoah’ including other Jews in His late Majesty King George Vl Palestinian Jewish brigade sought and wreaked revenge on the Nazi-vermin, so what’s the difference, If you would have lived through the days when Arabs sought horrific revenge on the innocent Jews of the Arab world especially every time they were defeated at the hands of Israel you may well think differently.

  • saidi

    Just think, if the tourists were Amish, would that make it an international incident?

    After all, they would be Americans.

    The specific garb was not reported.

  • Ploni

    Come on… I have been to Jordan many many times. Everyone knows that you do not show openly that you are Jewish in a place like that. Yes, it is awful that there are still some places on the planet that Jews are just ‘not allowed to go’ but that is reality. What kind of moron goes around with a kippa or tsitsit SHOWING in an Arab country? Not wise.

    • Shmuel Almagor

      I will tell you “What kind of moron goes around with a kippa or tsitsit SHOWING in an Arab country” – a moron that has self respect.

    • Edward H

      It could have been something as simple as a Star of David necklace or other Judaica. The article is not specific as to the clothing that initiated this response

      • If by wearing religious dress such as a Kippa’s and Tszizit is provocative to Arab Muslims, then perhaps Arabs wearing tea-towels on their heads in Israel can also be seen as provocative, therefore what would the international press say if Israeli’s threw their shoes and started to throw stones at ‘The Tea-Towel Arabs.’ The Arabs just hate Jews period! and that’s that.

    • What kind of ‘moron’? One who doesn’t know well how illiberal, murderous, inhospitable and savage his neighbours can be.

  • A REAL American

    This attack against Jews by Arabs was not an isolated incident. Arab racism against Jews knows no bounds—even in the so-called moderate Arab countries (an Oxymoron).

    Meanwhile progressive liberals in the west (USEFUL IDIOTS) refuse to acknowledge blatant Arab racism against Jews–while still having the audacity to accuse Israel of apartheid.

  • Moses

    Religion of Peace