Jordan’s Anti-Normalization Committee on Tuesday threatened to publish names of three traders as “normalizes” unless they cut their business ties with Israel.
Activists have held meetings with the three businessmen and urged them to stop importing Israeli products or risk having their names published as part of a nationwide campaign to end normal ties with Israel.
“We got in touch with many businessmen who used to deal with Israel and they listened to our advice and stopped their activities. We urge the three remaining businessmen to follow suit,” said Badi Rafaya, a resident of the Professional Associations Council’s Anti-Normalization Committee.
“Our goal is not to tarnish the reputation of others. We only want to end normalization with Israel.”
Association members are reprimanded for making contact with
Israelis and face losing membership in their associations if they are found to have any ties with Israel. Under the law, association membership is mandatory for all practicing doctors, along with engineers, lawyers, nurses and pharmacists, among other professions. The engineers association has been leading an anti-normalization campaign since the signing of the 1994 Wadi Araba Peace Treaty between Jordan and Israel.
Source; Jordan Times
Going back to before the foundation of the State of Israel in 1948, the Jordanian royal family had a good, but quiet, relationship with the Jewish community and even when Jordan fought against Israel in 1948 and 1967, it was only with the greatest of reluctance and out of fear that the other Arab States would retaliate against them if they didn’t fight Israel.
In 1994, the Jordanian government formalized their non-conflict with the Jewish State.
But the population of Jordan is overwhelmingly Moslem, and close to 65% of the people who live in Jordan identify as “Palestinians” since they are descended from people who fled Israel after the 1948 and 1967 conflicts.
These people are watched with great suspicion/fear by the Jordanian government and its excellent security forces, who are made up of Bedouin tribes and trained, equipped and financed by the US and UK. The main job of the Jordanian Army is not to protect the country from outsiders, but to keep the Palestinian part of the population under control.
This precarious situation cannot last forever, and sooner or later, Israel’s eastern neighbor will probably be taken over by the same Islamist forces that took over the Gaza Strip four years ago. If there is a Palestinian State in the West Bank at that time, they will also fall under the sway of the Islamists.
Israel’s security is under attack from all sides, and the need to pray for her is great. Also pray for the Believers in Jordan. They are few, and few of them are brave enough to speak up for the Gospel or about God’s love for Israel and the Jewish people. But the Bible teaches us that God can move the world with only a few people. In fact, that’s the way He always moves the world.
There will be no peace in the Middle East, before the Prince of Peace returns. That return will come as a not expected surprise for the Jordanian kingdom.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Sons and daughters of Israel. Do not be afraid, but put your trust in your Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).
Written by Aaron