Jordan's GDP per capita is less than $5,000 per person, and they are not suffering from Israeli control. If Palastinains are not reaching their "potential" because of the occupation, then why are Jordanians even further behind? Do Jordaninas naturally have less potential? Isn't that racist? This whole discussion is useless for the purpose of arriving at understanding. It's only purpose is to generate political propaganda. Obviously culture plays a part. So does government. So does foreign aid. So do resources. So does religious control and womens' rights.
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from the article: Romney outrages Palestinians by suggesting Israeli culture is superior