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November 17, 2015 2:42 pm

Jordanian Hebrew Teacher Fired for Encouraging Students to Understand Israeli Culture

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A class at Petra University in Jordan. Photo: Facebook.

A class at Petra University in Jordan. Photo: Facebook.

JNS.org – A Hebrew teacher at Jordan’s Petra University was fired this week after his students reported him for saying that learning the language would help them understand Israeli culture, Israel’s Army Radio reported.

When students asked why they should learn more about Israel, the teacher replied, “Israel is a neighboring country and we have a peace agreement.” One of his students, Ayman al-Ma’mun, told the teacher he wanted to learn Hebrew so that he could carry out an attack against Jews and Israelis. The same student criticized the teacher on his Facebook page, and along with classmates pressured the Petra University administration to fire the teacher. Two days later, the school proceeded with that move.

Despite the presence of a peace treaty between the governments of Israel and Jordan, former Israeli ambassador to Jordan Oded Eran noted, “Most of the [Jordanian] professional associations — journalists, doctors, lawyers — all of them [are] anti-Israel.”

“We (Israeli Jews) are a scapegoat,” said Eran, according to Israel National News.

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  • Florres

    The anti-Semitic UK King and Queen visit them all the time, and never visited Israel once. While the world pretends it was Israel that the inventors of the Blood Libel, the UK created, not Jordan.

    The US too, gives them well over a billion a year in military aid, for decades, which will only increase, and incredibly high level intelligence sharing, especially with the MI5.

    Jordan is a racist Wahabist country.

    • Ploni Almoni

      The UK hasn’t had a king since George VI died over 60 years ago. And I’m pretty sure he hasn’t visited Jordan since then!

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