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Once again Jordan is not the Palestinian Homeland

[12/12/2010 12:00:00 AM]

By Nehad Ismail

Three fascist thugs meet to promote a Jordanian solution to an intractable Palestinian Israeli problem. The solution they have in mind is for Jordan to be the home for the Palestinians who are living under Israeli occupation. In reality this would mean the liquidation of the Palestinian National Project, the total ethnic cleansing of the West Bank and Jerusalem of all Palestinian inhabitants and thirdly the end of Jordan as a Sovereign Hashemite Kingdom. This would be a catastrophe on a level of the 1948 greatest calamity if not much worse.

A year ago and to be exact on 6.12.09 I wrote an article in Ammon News entitled “Jordan is not the Palestinian Homeland”. Recent developments forced me to write on this subject once again.

Earlier this month an extreme rightist, fascist and racist visits the Holy Land to explain why Jordan is the real Palestinian State (Yedioth Ahronoth 30th November 2010, Eldad Beck’s adjectives not mine).

In 2009 some 53 Israeli Knesset members put forward a draft resolution demanding that Jordan is the “official alternative homeland” for the Palestinians. Understandably Jordan reacted angrily and rejected the idea as a non-starter. To limit the damage, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said the proposal did not represent the government policy

I wrote then that promoting the idea was a slap in the face of President Obama and an insult to the Quartet (US, UN, EU and Russia).

Jordan dismissed the idea outright and HM King Abdullah II said in the most unequivocal terms on 16th May 09 that no such thing as alternative home existed in our dictionary.

A year later on 5th December several far right political thugs met in a conference in Israel and repeated the same old discredited mantra that Jordan is the alternative homeland for the Palestinians. They volunteered the malicious assertions without any reference to UN Resolutions, no reference to the American-sponsored road-map, and no reference to the quartet (UN, USA, EU and Russia) and the stalled peace process. They did not consult with the Palestinians and most important of all they did not consult with Jordan.

The three political thugs held their conference on Sunday 5th December and put forward their odious idea that Jordan is the home for the Palestinians. In effect they wanted the evacuation of the West Bank and Jerusalem inhabitants and drive them eastward across the River to Jordan to make room for the settlers to take their place.

Geert Wilders the extreme right Dutch leader of the anti-Islamic Party of Freedom (PVV) a long time admirer of Israel and a regular visitor to his right-wing counter-parts in Israel was the star guest speaker at the conference. He was applauded by Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli Right Wing Foreign Minister and an anti-Arab bigot and Aryeh Eldad a right wing member of the Knesset representing the Hatikva Party. It is worth noting that Geert Wilders’ party in Holland has been plagued by scandals of corruption, fraud, brawl and criminal convictions.

Jordan condemned the conference that rejects the two-state solution.

The Israeli embassy in Jordan said in a statement Tuesday 7th December that the conference held by the right-wing extremists last Sunday does not reflect the Israeli government stance.

The Dutch embassy in Jordan also issued a statement saying that Geert Wilders does not represent the Dutch government.
The Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal has distanced himself from Wilder’s comments and declared that the Dutch government does not share Wilders’ position.

The whole concept is bad for Israel, for the Palestinians and for Jordan.

In summary an independent sovereign Jordan under the wise and astute leadership of the Hashemite Dynasty and HM King Abdullah II is the best option for a future independent Palestinian state and for the stability of the region.

Jordan must survive as an independent state for its entire people. The idea of an alternative homeland has been rejected before and is rejected now and will be rejected in future.

Nehad Ismail
Writer/broadcaster, London

  • 1 Feras Irteimeh 12/12/2010 11:31:55 AM

    These Israeli attempts are generating tension and attention in the world to distract people from the core of israeli/ palestianian cause. the united states through it's favourtism towards the israelis have worsened and complicated matters and relations with all countries all over the globe. until there is a honest legitimate peace sponsorNOT THE U.S We will reach an agreement. jordan is for jordanians and palestine for palestianians King's words and we are firmly behind him.

  • 2 S K 12/12/2010 4:07:15 PM

    just noticed a right wing Christian pro-israel website called Discern the Time has taken the article from Ammon website and republished it.

  • 3 Ali 12/19/2010 1:41:18 PM

    Jordan is the Palestinians state.The majority of the people here are Palestinian. It's inside the Palestinian Mandate.

  • 4 الاردنية 1/26/2011 11:14:02 PM

    لا للوطـــــــــــــن البديل احترمناااهم وقدرناااهم يكفي

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