As first reported by Ben Hartman in the Jerusalem Post; a handful of Israelis marked Jordanian Independence Day last Tuesday by attempting to present the Jordanian embassy in Ramat Gan with a petition to make the country the official national homeland of the Palestinian people.
It is the Arab nations that have for decades refused to allow Palestinian people to settle in an obvious effort to cause trouble for Israel. Many Arab nations with large land masses and immense oil reserves, apparently feel using their own people as pawns is a worthy method to attack the Jewish state – better pawns than bombs, maybe, but still.
The initiator of the petition, Arye Eldad (National Union) said that the petition "requests that King Abdullah declare Jordan as the national homeland of the Palestinian people. His father said Jordan is Palestine. Palestine is Jordan. Unfortunately Abdullah doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps on this."
Eldad told Hartman, "there is already a Palestinian state in Jordan. 80% of the Jordanian people are Palestinians, and it is built on 65% of the Jewish homeland allocated in the Balfour Declaration and given to us at the San Remo conference. "
He also invoked the recent popular revolutions in the Middle East, saying "If what happened in Tahrir square happens in Amman we could find in a single day that on our eastern border there is no Hashemite Kingdom, but a Palestinian state controlled by 80% of the public."
According to reports, Eldad took an elevator up to the Jordanian embassy in an office tower on Ramat Gan’s Abba Hillel, but came back down minutes later after he was refused entrance to the embassy. Eldad’s spokeswoman said that he was able to enter the floor of the embassy but that police who had been called by the Jordanian staff prevented him from entering.
Dr. Ron Breiman from the "Hatikva – Zionist National Party" said that he didn’t think that making Jordan Palestine was nearly as far-fetched as the traditional solutions for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"First off, I think the solution of a Palestinian state in the West Bank is not relevant or realistic. It is a lie and the opposite of peace."
"The Palestinian state west of the Jordan River is impossible. Peace cannot be based on transfer of Jews, on ethnic cleansing of Jews from the heartland of their homeland. I am against transfer, against ethnic cleansing either of Jews or Arabs."
He added that the Palestinians who remain in the West Bank would be citizens of the Palestinian state and "can live wherever they like in the West Bank and vote for the Palestinian parliament in Amman."
"This is the real two-state vision."
To read the Jerusalem Post story, click here.