Jordan is a funny country!!!! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Reina
    • 12.10.09 | 16:16 (IST)

    Jordan actually bent in to US pressure to sign a peace treaty, due to the amount of debt owed, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the people (over 80% of whom were descended from Palestinian refugees at the time) would never have agreed. Does Jordan need peace with Israel... The King would gain an enormous amount of respect at home if he ends the treaty. Frankly, short of a sometimes contaminated water supply (I refer back to the more specific incident of Israeli sewage in Jordanian water a few years ago that resulted in a national health crisis) and air space (we save half an hr traveling to Europe if we go directly over Israel) I wouldn't say we have much to lose. Jordan's predominantly Palestinian population has already lost its land and dignity, they could probably put up with losing the few US provided perks.

    from the article: Report: Jordan threatened to expel Israel envoy over Temple Mount clashes
    First published 12:59 12.10.09 | Last updated 16:14 12.10.09
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