In response to recent manifestations of explicit anti-Semitism in the Jordanian parliament, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America, sent a letter today to the Jordanian Ambassador in Washington D.C.
In his letter Rabbi Zwiebel expresses surprise and disappointment that in “the immediate aftermath of the recent barbaric slaughter of Jewish men engrossed in prayer in Jerusalem, by two men who shouted a declaration of Islamic faith, there was no public reaction from the royal palace”. Rabbi Zwiebel also points to the fact that following the synagogue massacre, the Jordanian Parliament observed a moment of silence, in memory “not for the victims but for their murderers”.
“Has King Abdullah II or some other Jordanian authority addressed the above naked statements of extremism and anti-Semitism, emanating as they do, from members of the Jordanian government?” Rabbi Zwiebel asks. “If, not, why?”
“I respectfully request an expeditious response” the letter concludes.