Jordanians at German workplaces threatened with dismissal over Palestine

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. (Photo: Twitter/X)
AMMAN – Jordanian NGOs have denounced measures by German entities in Jordan discouraging expressions of solidarity with Gaza.اضافة اعلان

According to Middle East Eye, staff in German governmental and non-governmental organizations operating in Jordan, including the German Embassy, are facing potential dismissal threats if they engage in online pro-Palestine advocacy. 

In some cases, employees have also been requested to express their disapproval of Hamas’s incursion into southern Israel on 7 October. 

In response to the latest measures against staff at German workplaces, the Jordanian NGO Action to Support the Resistance and Confront Normalization, an alliance of political parties, labor unions, and independent entities, has strongly criticized what it views as "foreign organizations in Jordan exerting pressure on their employees to elicit positions sympathetic to Zionist activities".

Mohammad Al-Absi, the coordinator of the organization, decried the policies adopted by these foreign entities, saying, "Certain foreign organizations operating in Jordan, which have consistently misrepresented their values and ideals as champions of freedom, liberal values, human rights, social democracy, and other misleading slogans, are now pressuring their employees. Our group has obtained evidence and complaints from some of these employees."

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