why can't Jordan seriously be considered an option? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 05.12.11 | 16:05 (IST)

    There are more arabs in Jordan who define themselves as palestinians and are descended from the original refugees of 1948 than there are in Judea & Samaria. If we were willing to SERIOUSLY consider the idea it has potential. Jordan is huge whilst Gaza is one of the most densely populated place on earth so plenty of place for people to live, its a ready made state so its like moving straight into a new home rather than having to build the house first. The security forces are loyal and well equipped so they can put down any trouble makers, it also give the palestinians an army to defend their state something that a new one will not be allowed. Jordan is one of the most liberal of arab states. It would be very easy to negotiate a deal with Abdullah which would involve Israel returning a small part of Judea & Samaria to Jordan, all palestinians getting citizenship and everything else being formerly annexed to Israel. In exchange an international fund will be created to create a huge financial compensation package for Jordan. Any property owning now Jordanians living in land that was annexed to Israel will be allowed to stay on some kind of residential visa ( not as citizens with democratic rights ) although initially Israel would encourage ( not force ) as many as it could to leave by buying out. People who rent over a number of years would leave Israel and go to Jordan. Its not the politically correct solution but its viable and solves all the problems. Why do the only solutions anybody talks about created a non viable palestinian state or replacing Israel with a binational state which isn't viable in its own right because binational states don't have a very good record and there is to much hatred.

    from the article: Leading Palestinian intellectual: We already have a one-state solution
    First published 11:55 05.12.11 | Last updated 11:55 05.12.11
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