The Chinese Global Times reports:
Jordan's forum of professional associations and opposition on Saturday condemned Israeli calls for considering Jordan as the alternative homeland for the Palestinians and stressed the returning right of the Palestinian refugees.
In a statement issued Saturday, the forum, which includes the country's 14 trade unions and opposition parties, said "the Zionist entity (Israel) poses a real threat to the Palestinians, Jordan and the Arab nations."
"The sole option to face the Zionist entity is to resort to resistance," the statement indicated.
It also called for reconsidering mechanisms of peace negotiations with Israel as these mechanisms followed by the Arab regimes have not yielded any results so far.
- The forum, which condemned Israel's latest military order that entails the expulsion of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank, called for severing the Wadi Araba Peace Treaty signed in 1994 between Jordan and Israel.
- Since the signing of the Wadi Araba Peace Treaty, Jordan's 14 professional associations and opposition parties spearheaded efforts calling for annulling the peace deal with Israel.
- The forum also called for cutting all types of normalization with Israel.
- They have started several campaigns calling for boycotting Israeli products and noncooperation with Israel at any level.And following up, PNN reports:
Joining the campaign, “for Jordan free of Zionist Products”, 14 Trade Unions; the President of the Trade unions Council, Ahmad Al Armoti, told reporters that the campaign is to mark the 62 anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba and because of the continued Israeli threats to Jordan.
The Campaign organizers will issue leaflets of Israeli trademarks and will run media campaigns to educate the consumers about the Israeli products. A wed [sic] site also will be launched to raise awareness, campaigners reported.
Next Saturday the Trade Unions will organize an action the Jordanian capital Amman to torch Israeli Products [in commemoration of the Naqba].
Till I get those photos, here's one:
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, throws a package into a fire set to burn products from Jewish settlements, in the West Bank town of Salfit, Jan 5, 2010. Palestinians have launched a boycott of Israeli products made in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. (Nasser Ishtayeh/AP//File)
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