Jordan bars Jews with religious items

Along with the United States and many other countries, Israel has freedom of religion where people of all religious beliefs  can worship as they please with whatever religious items they need.  Many countries don't - including Olympics host China and many Moslem countries.  Others just discriminate against specific religions.Sadly, joining this latter group is so-called moderate Jordan where recently Jordanian border officials refused to allow a group of Israeli tourists carrying religious objects such as talitot and tefillin to enter their country on Tuesday, saying it was "a safety measure" to avoid potential terror threats. The officials didn't explain why this was a "safety measure" or who would cause the "potential terror threats" but certainly it couldn't have been the Israelis as their luggage was thoroughly searched.  Therefore they probably meant that other Jordanian citizens, which is a largely Moslem...(Read Full Post)