Speaking to The Washington Post, King Abdullah of Jordan urged Israel to jump-start peace negotiations with the Palestinians; otherwise, he said, “Israel will have to choose between democracy and apartheid.”Hashmite Apartheid Week, anyone?
While Israel-bashing by Abdullah is nothing new, this “apartheid alert” from a regime based on apartheid policies against a Palestinian majority is shocking.
Abdullah’s attempts to publicly bash Israel, desperately sponsor born-dead peace talks, and welcome Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Amman, all indicate that Abdullah is worried about the Arab Spring making its way to his doorstep.
While Abdullah’s kingdom has been witnessing a much calmer tone of protest, nonetheless, they are regular and could grow into a revolution if the Palestinians join in (which so far they have not).
The Palestinian majority in Jordan have endured decades of discriminatory policies. In Apartheid South Africa, citizens were classified according to their race. As a result, the black majority ended up being ruled by a white minority. In a similar way, Abdullah’s Hashemite regime separates Jordan’s citizens into East Bankers (Beduin) and Palestinians. The East Bank minority, although also discriminated against, has been much better off than the Palestinian majority...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Hashemite Hypocrite To Jews: Do As I Say Not As I Do
Thar he blows! From the Jerusalem Post: