Daily Israel Report

Jordanian Tourism Ministry Outlines Dress Code for Israelis

Jordanian Tourism Ministry warned Israeli tourists not to wear religious garb or perform religious rituals while visiting the country.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 12/13/2012, 10:15 PM

Jewish man walks by Star of David
Jewish man walks by Star of David
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The Jordanian Tourism Ministry on Wednesday warned Jewish and Israeli tourists not to openly wear religious garb or perform religious rituals while visiting the country.

Jordanian tourism officials reportedly informed their Israeli counterparts to advise visitors not to wear “Jewish dress” or perform “religious rituals in public places” so as to prevent possible attacks.

Earlier this year, six Israeli tourists wearing kippot, or yarmulkes, were assaulted in a marketplace in southern Jordan, after their traditional Jewish garb “provoked the sensibilities of the vendors,” independent daily Al-Arab Al-Yawm reported.

Meanwhile, Israeli and Jewish officials in Denmark on Wednesday similarly warned Jews to avoid openly wearing religious symbols and dress while in Copenhagen amid rising anti-Israeli sentiments.

"We advise Israelis who come to Denmark and want to go to the synagogue to wait to don their skull caps until they enter the building and not to wear them in the street, irrespective of whether the areas they are visiting are seen as being safe," Israel's ambassador to Denmark, Arthur Avnon, told AFP.

Avnon added that visitors were also advised not to "speak Hebrew loudly" or demonstrably wear Star of David jewelry.