Proportionality: ‘Human Rights Watch’ files report on Jordanian restaurant turning away Israeli Jews
(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --
I think this is genuine, though it reads almost like a parody. From Human Rights Watch:
(New York) - Jordanian authorities should fully investigate and publicly condemn the recent refusal by the owner of an Aqaba restaurant to serve Israeli Jews, Human Rights Watch said today.Yes it's bad that a Jordanian restaurant discriminated in this manner. But this is a pressing HRW concern? At Rabbis for Human Rights the other day we learned that 290,000 Palestinians are served by one mental health clinic in Jerusalem while 500,000 Jews are served by a dozen clinics. Palestinians can't even get back to their homes or what's left of them in Gaza. I guess not getting a meal in one restaurant in Jordan is on the same level as the bombing of Gaza, the destruction of houses in Silwan, the wall and 500,000 settlers living on stolen land...LINK
The restaurant owner told Human Rights Watch that the people she turned away in late November 2010 had gone on to file a complaint with the police, but that the police told her they did not intend to pursue the incident. Jordan is bound by its international obligations to prohibit and eliminate racial discrimination in any place intended for use by the general public, such as a restaurant, Human Rights Watch said.
"When it comes to restaurants, there's an obligation even on private businesses not to discriminate based on nationality or religion," said Christoph Wilcke, senior Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch.
Chris Moore comments:
Unfortunately for the Zionist-sympathetic factions over at Human Rights Watch, Zionism is a fascist political affiliation and ideology, and Jewish Zionists are its primary beneficiaries, so saying that Jordanians or Muslims, who are under attack from the Zionist ideology, don't have the right to deny service to Jewish Zionists is akin to saying that Americans didn't have the right to refuse service to Aryan Nazis during World War II, or Russian Communists in the era of Soviet aggression.
And what about these Jewish Zionists who had the chutzpah to go to Jordanian authorities to file a complaint? No need for Americans to wonder any longer where all these frivolous, ethno-ideological "civil rights" complaints run amok that have turned American society on its head originate.