It’s a winning campaign issue in modern, moderate Jordan. “Israel at the center of Jordanian elections,” by Ryan Jones for Israel Today, November 8 (thanks to Joel):
It’s not only in the US where Israel is an important election issue. In neighboring Jordan, the Jewish state has actually become the primary platform item for just about every candidate vying for a seat in Jordan’s 120-seat parliament in Tuesday’s election.
The problem is that pretty much all of the 763 candidates have the same position regarding Israel, that it is the enemy. The only way to distinguish themselves on the most important election topic is to be more anti-Israel than the other guy.
The Associated Press reported that popular moderate politician Khalil Atiyeh has taken to burning the Israeli flag at his election rallies. The image of him torching the Israeli flag now appears on all of Atiyeh’s campaign posters.
Left-wing liberal politician Khaled Ramadan has made “Israel is the enemy” his official campaign slogan.
Israel is working toward “Jordan’s demise and the obliteration of our national identity,” declared independent candidate Salameh Ghoweiry….
Read it all to find out how they got that idea, which ranks high among the crazy conspiracy theories that circulate in the Islamic world.