jordans future will be the game changer - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 28.03.12 | 11:35 (IST)

    In Jordan about 80% of the population are decended from refugees from 1948 most of whom do not have Jordanian citizenship and the ones that do over the last couple of years Abdullah has been slowly stripping them of in an attempt to avoid the Jordan is Palestine idea. Right now thanks to the arab spring and the fact he has never had the same population as his father King Abdullah is on shakey ground and if he is toppled who will take over? If the country has a population 80% of whom are palestinians who have the vote then its going to become much easier to push the Jordan is Palestine idea so that could be the real game changer. The idea of replacing Israel with a binational state is not only going to fail but it would be immoral. There are already 22 arab states, over 50 Muslim states, plenty of Christian ones but just 1 Jewish state so where is the morality in the idea of replacing the only Jewish state with which will eventually become an arab majority state? Unless its a Jewish state then Israel has no right to exist becaise it was created for the sole purpose of being a Jewish state not another European style state of its citizens. If its not Jewish then why should it continue to exist? A binational state would also fail, virtually everywhere in the world where we have had binational states it failed and resuted in civil war. Israel is already a country full of internal rivalry and a binational state would probably be to much and we would have civll war.

    from the article: One state – one vote: Rethinking an Israeli Spring
    First published 18:14 27.03.12 | Last updated 18:14 27.03.12
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