Thursday, October 28, 2010

(NEWS) No Yarmulkes Allowed In Jordan

"Israelis crossing border asked to deposit yarmulkes on entering Muslim country 'for security reasons'.

It has been a while since Israelis entering Jordan were first required to deposit items of a Jewish-religious nature in order to cross the border for 'security reasons.' Most recently, Israelis have been asked to removes their yarmulkes.

A., an Israeli businessman who visits Jordan often was amazed when he was asked to leave his yarmulkes in a safe on his most recent visit to the country. 'We know tefillin are confiscated and we recently heard brimmed hats were being taken, so we came with regular hats,' he told Ynet."

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