A main headline today, as most of you might know already, is the opening of a trial for two Jordanian men who are accused of plotting to kill an Israeli business man who runs a QIZ factory in Irbid. The two men were not able to go through with it, but not before security forces noticed their movements and swooped in for the capture last January.
I’m wondering if this Israeli factory owner is the same factory owner, Sergio Domovisky, who fled the Kingdom in January, abandoning 168 employees without two months of their pay.
I understand the
failing economics of QIZs as well as our faulty free trade agreements and the various go-through-Israel stipulations that the majority of our population find offensive, let alone disagree with. I even understand the debatable political philosophy of globalization that state countries which trade with one another are less likely to go to war with one another.
However, all that aside, allowing for Israeli business men to run factories and businesses on Jordanian soil and not expecting anyone to eventually react, is like putting a chicken in a cage with a pack of hungry wolves and expecting they’ll show some restraint.
It’s just not happening.