January 17, 2019

Why Not Create a Jordan-Palestine Federation?

“It is easy to understand the existence of Egypt, Iraq and Syria, each of which has, to some degree or another, a history and a heritage that gives them a certain uniqueness. But the Jordanians and Palestinians? They have the right to self-rule. But separation, for what and why? What exactly distinguishes them? nothing.

The global left and Palestinian activists in the West Bank, as well as some members of the Israeli right, speak of “one state.” However, one state is established in similar and identical communities, which practice the same religion and share a similar culture, it is not established in two different communities.

Jordan is Palestine, and Palestine is Jordan. Czechoslovakia split into two entities, and Yugoslavia split into seven entities on the basis of religious and ethnic self-determination.

What was true there and considered right by most countries of the world— should also be true for the Middle East.”

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