The Islamic opposition has called for a protest by at least one million
Jordanians near the Israeli embassy on Sept. 15. The opposition said the
protesters would storm the embassy and remove the Israeli flag.
The sources said the opposition has been encouraged by the success of
more than 1,000 Egyptians in taking over the Israeli embassy in Cairo on
Sept. 9. They said the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan has been in close
contact with its parent organization in Egypt, which supported the attack on
the Israeli embassy in Cairo.
"The Zionist regime's mission was seized by the Egyptian revolutionary
youths during the Egyptian nation's revolution, and now a same thing will
likely happen in the other Arab countries," Mahmoud Jaber, a senior member
of Egypt's Brotherhood-aligned Unity and Freedom Party, said.
Israel's Foreign Ministry has already declared a state of emergency in
many of its embassies in wake of the takeover in Cairo. Egypt and Jordan are
the only Arab states that host an Israeli embassy.
Jordan's Islamic Action Front has already been recruiting for the Sept.
15 protest. IAF has called for the expulsion of the Israeli presence from
"The government should take a rapid step to remove the Israeli embassy
from Amman in light of continued Zionist violations against the sovereignty
and interests of Jordan," IAF said.