ADL Outraged at Jordanian Blacklisting of those with Ties to Israel
New York, NY, January 29, 2001 Ö The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today
expressed outrage at the anti-normalization efforts of Jordanís professional
associations who have made public a second "blacklist" of companies
and individuals who have established ties with Israel. Particularly alarming is
the inclusion of King Abdullahís Cabinet Chief on this list, which shows how
far they are ready to go in their efforts against Israel.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
The blacklisting of the King of Jordan's Cabinet Chief is an affront to
the Royal Family, and in effect is a blacklisting of the King himself.
King Abdullah has been a courageous supporter of peace, following in the
footsteps of his father, King Hussein. It has been an unfortunate reality
that while the Jordanian government is engaged in peaceful relations with
Israel, many within Jordanian society, particularly the professional unions,
are actively opposed to such relations. The behavior of Jordanís
professional associations toward Israel and Israelis is anachronistic. This latest effort against normalization
highlights the dire need for governments across the region to communicate to
their citizenry the rationale and benefits of peace with Israel.
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