Jordanian Journalists who Met Peres to be Investigated

Jordanian journalists who attended President Peres' press conference in honor of Ramadan will be investigated by the local union.

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The Jordanian Journalist Union has begun investigating reports of a meeting between Jordanian journalists and Israeli President Shimon Peres, MEMRI reported on Monday.

The meeting took place during a news conference held by Peres for the Arab press last week, in honor of the Muslim month of Ramadan.

Besides Jordanian journalists, the press conference was attended by over 30 teams of journalists from the Arab media, including journalists from Gaza and the PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria. Also in attendance were journalists from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, and members of the leading Arabic media in Israel.

MEMRI reported that Issam Mubaidin, chairman of the Anti-Normalization Committee in the Journalist Union, said that the reports on the meeting did not include the names of participants or the media outlets they represented.

He added that the Journalist Union would ask for information from the relevant government offices and that it has yet to decide on the steps taken against the participants.

Despite the fact that Israel has a peace agreement with Jordan, all professional unions in Jordan require their members to boycott Israel.