The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.08:52 31.08.15 | 1 comments
"I believe it was offered and jordan vehemently said NO" Because it wasn't Jordan's. "How will the 20% Hashemite-Jordanian minority maintain rule over the 80% Palestinian after devolving a portion the controlled area to peoples who are of the 80%?" Uh? Only the people who lived in the region that became Jordan had a right to Jordanian citizenship. They are now Jordanian. What remained was the Palestinian non-state entity between 1946 and 1948. After Israel was split off, what remained was a non-state entity of Palestine. The UN did not implement corpus separatum and Israel did not declare sovereignty over any of Jerusalem. The status of the non-state entity of Palestine did not change. It remains today, the non-state entity of Palestine. "Jordan relinquished any and all claim in 1988 to Arafat. They were smart and realized the Palestinians were only a liability" Twaddle they were only a trustee. They handed over control, not claim.