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Jordanian bikers boycott ecology ride with Israelis

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Jordanian bikers boycott ecology ride with Israelis

This weekend, Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) will together with the Israeli Bicycle Association organize a cycling tour for environmental awareness. The tour was not only meant to help the environment but also to “normalize relations between Jordanian youngsters and the Zionist enemy” according to the Jordan Times newspaper. Unfortunately, both Jordanians and Palestinians have decided not to participate in the event, due to local opposition. The Amman office of FoEME told the Jordanian English-language paper that they had pulled out from the event “because the issue was politicized and diverted away from its original goal: Raising the awareness of environmental hazards in the Jordan Valley.” The 15 kilometer ride will take place in Israel on October 9.

 

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