Conference of Presidents Calls for US Extradition of Terrorist

New York, NY

. . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

"Ahead of King Abdullah’s Congressional testimony tomorrow, we respectfully renew our call for the Kingdom of Jordan to extradite Ahlam Tamimi, the terrorist behind the 2001 Sbarro bombing in Jerusalem that murdered 15 innocent people, including two American citizens.

Jordan is a key ally of the United States in the Middle East, where it plays a pivotal role in maintaining stability in the region.  Nonetheless, it is unacceptable to harbor a terrorist with American blood on her hands. The attempts by the US to extradite Tamimi so that she can stand trial for her crimes in an American court have consistently been met by Jordanian refusals, in violation of the longstanding extradition treaty between our two countries.

We are hopeful that an agreement will be reached so that justice will prevail for the victims of Tamimi."​

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