The Zionist Conspiracy
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
King Abdullah's Facade
Nice column in tomorrow's Jerusalem Post by Michael Freund. Freund explains that the portrayal of Jordan's King Abdullah as a moderate is the result of a great acting performance by Abdullah.
"Like a polished thespian he utters the sweet words Western audiences wish to hear, putting on a performance so persuasive and believable that it truly does merit an Oscar nomination," Freund writes of Abdullah.
Indeed, Freund notes that Jordan recently reaffirmed that Jews cannot acquire land, it indicted two newspaper editors for republishing the Danish cartoons, and welcomes Hamas terrorists and those who are attacking U.S. troops in Iraq.
Freund did not mention the most outrageous presentation by The Simon Wiesenthal Center of its 2005 Tolerance Award to King Abdullah. At that time, Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of the Wiesenthal Center, led a 38-member delegation to Abdullah's palace to personally present the dubious award. I posted about that award in June.