(Haaretz) An Israeli family of five from Jerusalem decided to cancel their vacation to Jordan after receiving a discriminatory welcome at the border, where the father and two boys were told to leave behind their yarmulkes and other "Jewish stuff," the mother wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.
"We prepared thoroughly ahead of time with a perfect hotel and a Jordanian chauffeur," wrote Tamar Gvirtz-Hayardeni. "But no one prepared us for the farce that awaited us at the border: The Jordanians took the crocheted yarmulkes off the heads of my two boys and their father and insisted they be returned to Israel!"
Gvirtz-Hayardeni continued in consternation, "We promised to hide them in our bags for the entire trip (as we intended to do anyway) ... but the border officials said that 'Jewish stuff' can't be brought into Jordan and that, of course, this was only out of concern for our safety.
Advertisement - story continues below