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THE DETROIT JEWISH HEWS

18 Friday, March 5, 1982

Jordan Flaunts Its Anti- emitism at United Nations



By DR. WILLIAM KOERY

(Editor's note: Dr.
Korey is director of pol-
icy research for Bnai
Brith International. This
article appeared h la the

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Gutter anti-Semitism, as
distinguished from the po-
lite type, is rarely heard at
the United Nations, but it
found its classic expression
on Dec. 8, 1980 in a General
Assembly debate. The
speaker was the polished
Ambassador of the Hashe-
mite Kingdom of Jordan,
Hazem Nuseibeh. His words
echoed Hitler's Mein
Kampf.
A Jewish "cabal," he said,
"controls, manipulates and
exploits the rest of human-
ity by controlling the money
and wealth of the world."
The Jordanian Ambas-
sador went on to say that
"people like Lord
Rothschild every day, in
iron-clad secrecy, decide
and flash round the world
how high the price of gold
should be on each particular
day."
He concluded: "It is a

well-known fact that the
Zionists are the richest
people in the world and
control much of its de-
stiny."
Western members of the
General Assembly were
stunned by what the New
York Times editorially
called "Jordan's anti-
Semitic bilge," all the more
so since the next day (Dec. 9)
marked the anniversary of
the Genocide convention
and the following day would
be commemorated for the
adoption of the Universal
Declaration of Human
Rights.
The episode glaringly il-
luminates the character of a
regime which some in
Washington today would
cover with its military man-
tle and provide it some of
the most advanced and de-
structive weaponry in our
technological arsenal. The
proposed embrace raises
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are prepared to forget when
a country espouses "The
Protocols of the Elders of
Zion" in the world's major
forum.
The Jordanian Ambas-
sador's remarks were not
the first nor the last that
would give expression to
anti-Jewish bigotry. On
March 16, 1979, Nuseibeh
raised questions in the Se-
curity Council as to whether
"subservient Gentiles" had
been "born into this world to
serve the aims of the 'mas-
ter race." Jews were iden-
tified by him as either the
"master race" or "omnipo-
tent race."
Then, after referring to
Rothschild and a Jewish
"cabal in London," he
asked "how can the bil-
lions of struggling human
beings ... compete with
such awesome powers."
Nuseibeh concluded that
he was certain "that the
Bnai Brith, the Gestapo
of the Zionist movement,
will put me on their black
list as an anti-Semitic ...'
Over the years, according
to Israeli UN delegates,
Nuseibeh has referred to
the people of the Jewish
state as a "bubonic plague"
and as a "cancerous
growth." If his language be-
came somewhat more cir-
cumspect after December
1980, when the press began
to take note of its vulgarity,
his colleagues in the Jorda-
nian delegation revealed no
hesitancy to express their
real attitude.
Thus on Nov. 11, 1981, in
the course of a debate in the
Assembly concerning the
destruction of the Baghdad
nuclear reactor, Jordanian
delegate Faris told the UN
chamber that Zionism is
"racism insofar as it teaches
that Jews, generation after
generation, are the masters
of the world and the chosen
people of God."
Nor is the anti-Semitism
reserved only for the UN
spokesmen of the Hashe-
mite Kingdom. Jordan is
probably the only state in
the world today whose Civil
Law No. 6 (paragraph 3)
specifies that a Jew cannot
be a citizen. It reads: "Any
man will be a Jordanian
subject if he is not Jewish."

The Jordanian school sys-
tem teaches hostility to
Jews and even cites approv-
ingly from the "Protocols."
Thus, a third-year high
school text, "The Pales-
tine Problem" (p. 41) cites
the "Protocols" as the
source of the following
approved citation: "Our

(the Jews') slogan is feirce
and deceit and with these
means we shall achieve
our object without being
deterred from using
bribery, lies and
treachery." •
The "Protocols" is also
cited as recommending that
the Zionists use "corrup-
tion." The quoted source is
the Bible, which "justified
intercourse between the two
spies and the harlot from
Jericho."
A fifth-year junior high
school work urges students
"to guard the Holy Land and
not to let the Jews stay in
any part of the country." In-
deed, during Jordanian rule
of the West Bank and the
Old City of Jerusalem
(1949-1967), access to the
holy places was barred to
Jews and the mass desec-
ration of synagogues and
Jewish cemeteries pre-
vailed.
Discrimination against
Jews is operational on a
government level. Over the
years Jordan had banned a
number of outstanding
Jewish performing artists,
including Danny Kaye,
Edward G. Robinson, Paul
Newman, Elizabeth Taylor
and Isaac Stern.
opera
Verdi's
"Nabucco" could not be
performed because it
presents an event "in a
way that sheds a favora-
ble light on the Jews."
Radio Amman, on Sept_
22, 1978, denounced _"these
impure, accursed and
treacherous Jews" and
called for a jihad against
them.
Jews are not the only vic-
tims in the human rights
field. A 1980 Amnesty In-
ternational report indicates
that martial law is still in
force in Jordan, under
which political prisoners
are either held for long
periods of time without trial
or are brought before a mili-
tary court without basic
legal safeguards.
But it is at the UN where
Jordan's egregious conduct
is especially apparent. Its
overt anti-Semitism is flag-
rant and unequalled. Not to
be overlooked, in addition,
is its anti-American post-
ure. The Abu Eain case was
strongly pressed by the Jor-
danian delegation, which
accused the U.S. judicial
system of bias.
It was Jordan that led

the fight on the Golan
Heights issue in the Secu-
rity Council in opposition
to the U.S. And Jordan
joined others in an un-
precedented assault
upon the U.S. for casting
a veto. The notorious and
unprecedented General
Assembly resolution of
Feb. 5 "strongly de-
plored" the U.S. exercise
of its veto rights.
The anti-Americanism
may simply reflect its
Hitler-like perception of
Jews. Nuseibeh's infamous
address of December 8,
1980, contained the follow-
ing formulation:
"Indeed, in the United
States itself, which has a
national income of upwards
of $2,000 billion per annum,
and, while millions of
hard-working God-fearing
Americans are unemployed,
the Zionists own a lion's
share of that great abun-
dance."
This is how bigotry is pro-
vided a sanction in the
world community.

Former UHS
Chief Awarded
Honorary Degree

NEW YORK — Dr. Jay
Stern, former superinten-
dent of United Hebrrew
Schools of Metropolitan
Detroit, will be awarded
an honorary degree from
the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America
March 22.
Dr. Stern, who is cur-
rently serving as headmas-
ter of the Jewish Day School
of Greater Washington in
Rockville, Md., was also
president of Midrasha
College of Jewish Studies.
The honorary degree will be
presented during the 1982
Jewish Educators Assem-
bly.

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