Jordanian MP wants hard line against "filthy Jews"
Tensions between Israel and Jordan have been running high over the al-Aqsa mosque. (File photo)
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has gone out of his way in recent weeks to assure Jordan's King Abdullah that Israel is committed to the peace treaty between the two countries, repeating a pledge to even prevent Jews from praying at their holiest site - the Temple Mount - in response to Jordanian demands.
But the Jordanian government has been striking a far less conciliatory tone, with ministers calling on the king to revoke the peace treaty with Israel. Last week, following the deadly attack at a Jerusalem synagogue, Jordan's parliament held a minute's silence and dedicated a special prayer - in honor of the two terrorists, who MPs hailed as "heroes".
In a TV recent interview, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), one Jordanian MP provided an insight into just how hostile Jordanian parliamentarians are towards their country's "ally."
Speaking to Roya TV, MP Rudaina Ati praised "the (Jerusalem synagogue) operation" for sending "a clear message to the Zionist entity and to Stink-iyahu," referring to Israel with the term used by belligerent Arab states who refuse to recognize the existence of an independent Jewish state.
"The (Jews) must reconsider what they are doing, because they always violate treaties and abide by none," she continued, playing to anti-Semitic tropes popular in the Arab world.
Ati called on Arabs to use violent "resistance" to "liberate Palestine from the colonialist Jews," and stated that she believes in "the right of return" - referring to the demand to flood the Jewish state with millions of descendants of Palestinian Arabs who fled during the 1948 War of Independence, effectively liquidating the Jewish state.
She even went so far as to caution the Palestinian Authority not to soften its stance or make any concessions to Israel.
"The Palestinian Authority must not defend the interests of the filthy Jews on the land of Palestine," she declared.
By Ari Soffer
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