Withhold Foreign Aid From Jordan

Whereas Jordan was established in violation of Articles 5, 15 and 25 of the Mandate for Palestine; and,

Whereas Arabs of “Palestine” voted by delegates for King Abdullah I to be their sovereign at the Jericho Conference of December 1948 and exercised “self-determinism” at that Conference and the Hashemites remain in power as a foreign occupier of “Palestine” having their origins in the Kingdom of the Hejaz; and,

Whereas Arabs of “Palestine” have been disenfranchised of their Jordanian Nationality and their expressed natural right to exercise “self determinism” in the Jordanian Parliament; and,

Whereas the Hashemite (Islamic) Kingdom of Jordan made the following “Declarations” in regards to the International Convention on the Suppression of Terrorist Financing:

“1. The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan does not consider acts of national armed struggle and fighting foreign occupation in the exercise of people’s right to self-determation as terrorist acts within the context of paragraph 1(b) of article 2 of the Convention.
       2. Jordan is not a party to the following treaties:
       A. Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, adopted in Vienna on 3 March 1980.
       B. Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, done at Rome on 10 March 1988.
       C. Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Contiental Shelf, done at Rome on 10 March 1988.
       D. International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, adopted in New York on 15 December 1997.
       Accordingly Jordan is not bound to include, in the application of the International Covention for the Supresssion of the Financing of Terrorism, the offences within the scope and as defined in such Treaties.”

Whereas Jordan condones terrorist offenses committed by Hamas (e.g. Ahlam Tamimi) and by members of it’s armed forces (e.g. Marek al-Tuwayha, Ahmad Daqamseh); and,

Whereas Jordan recently held a military exercise named “Swords of Karama” in material breach of it’s Treaty Obligations under the Israeli-Jordanian Peace Treaty; and,

Whereas Jordan refuses to extradite Ahlam Tamimi to the United States of America in material breach of it’s Treaty Obligations under the US – Jordanian Extradition Treaty and the obligation to suppress terrorism under the Israeli-Jordanian Peace Treaty; and,

Whereas Jordan is a recipient of foreign aid from the United States of America, providing more than $1.5 billion in 2019, including $1.082 billion appropriated by the U.S. Congress to Jordan through USAID in the 2019 fiscal year budget, and $425 million in Foreign Military Financing;

The President and US Congress should, as made and provided for in 22 USC 2377, et. seq., withhold foreign aid from Jordan and the US Secretary of State should declare Jordan a “state sponsor of terrorism” due to Jordan’s harboring of Ahlam Tamimi and the broadcasting of Tamimi’s Nasim Al-Ahrar [Breeze of the Free] and the broadcasting of Tamimi’s interview on the Jordanian Ammon News web site and should cut off diplomatic ties with Jordan.

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