Amman is the capital city of "Palestine". - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 07.12.09 | 16:31 (IST)

    Jordan is "Palestine." Both statements are 100% wrong sfg. Amman is the declared capital of Transjordan, now Jordan, since 1927. Jerusalem remains the designated and recognised capital of Palestine, as it has been since 1922. When Transjordan was given independence, the only effect that had on Palestine was to make it smaller. It did not cease to be a separate territory, all that happened was that Jordan went its own way. Jordan has and makes no territorial or sovereign claims on Palestine. Jordan is completely irrelevant to the present or future status of Palestine. Some Zios try to muddy the waters with these odd claims. However, the international courts and UN are crystal clear on things: Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine and Israel's claimed 'annexation' and settlement of it is plain illegal and wholly unacceptable. That's why there are no foreign embassies in Jerusalem, no one recognises Israel's claim or landgrab.

    from the article: Israel should give up Jerusalem as its capital
    First published 01:11 06.12.09 | Last updated 09:13 06.12.09
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