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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Jordan working to eliminate Israeli produce imports

As some of you may recall, we are nominally at 'peace' with Jordan, having signed a treaty with King Hussein in 1994. The Jordanians would like to forget about it. In a Sunday interview, Jordan's agriculture minister lauded a drastic reduction in imports from Israel, saying that his country did not wish to import produce from the Israeli 'settlements.'
The minister said that staff from his office visited Israel on occasion, in an effort to track down the origins of agricultural products exported to Jordan. Jordan now has a law that requires merchants to tag produce that comes from Israel, and sales of such produce have plummeted in recent months. With that, he said that Jordan could not prevent the import of goods from Israel, because the two countries had signed a peace treaty, and Jordan observed all the requirements of the World Trade Organization, which prohibits signatories to WTO treaties from boycotts and protectionism.
Yeah, right.... Someone remind me why we bother to sign treaties with these people.

The picture at the top is downtown Amman.


At 8:26 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Jerusalem Post's Herb Keinon wrote an article over the weekend illustrating the depth of Jew-hatred in Jordan. A formal peace between the two countries hasn't changed the view of most Jordanians towards Israel, who still regard the Jewish State as the enemy. No piece of paper is going to change that and most Israeli Jews remain in deep denial about how they're really seen in the Arab World.


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