May 5, 2009
Banning Jewish Works in Arab World
H.D.S. Greenway, Global Post
Thirty years ago I was crossing the Jordon River from Israel to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon to interview King Hussein, the father of the present monarch.
I passed over the Allenby Bridge from Israeli control, displaying blue and white Israeli flags, to the Jordanian side, where most pretended that Israel didn’t exist.
In those days you could not have an Israeli stamp in your passport if you wished to enter Jordan, and foreign correspondents stationed in Israel routinely had two passports: one for Israel only and another for the rest of the world. I put my Israeli-only passport, with its Israeli resident visa and entry-exit stamps in my pocket, and took out my rest of the world passport to show the Jordanian authorities.
TAGGED: Jordan, Israel