Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jordan: Restaurant Owner Ousts Israelis

[The Chutzpah !! they come from the land that would make Hitler proud in its discrimination and racism towards the native population and they complain about being refused service. They should be banned from entering the country, no self respecting Arab state should allow these colonizers and land thieves from setting foot on Arab soil.]
(New York) - Jordanian authorities should fully investigate and publicly condemn the recent refusal by the owner of an Aqaba restaurant to serve Israeli Jews, Human Rights Watch said today.
The restaurant owner told Human Rights Watch that the people she turned away in late November 2010 had gone on to file a complaint with the police, but that the police told her they did not intend to pursue the incident. Jordan is bound by its international obligations to prohibit and eliminate racial discrimination in any place intended for use by the general public, such as a restaurant, Human Rights Watch said.
"When it comes to restaurants, there's an obligation even on private businesses not to discriminate based on nationality or religion," said Christoph Wilcke, senior Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch. "Jordanian authorities should investigate and make sure they have adequate laws and other tools to address such incidents."
Salwa Al-Barghouti, owner of the Jifra restaurant, told Human Rights Watch that she had asked the two Israelis to leave "because they were Israeli." Asked if they were behaving offensively, she said they were not, and added that she had barred Israelis on several previous occasions.

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