Jordan is not Palestine - On Line Opinion - 29/8/2012 | Psycholitics & Psychonomics |
Jordan is not Palestine any more than New Zealand is Australia. The sense of belonging to place, the idea of homeland is what is at issue here.


'Jordan as a bi-national Bedouin-Palestinian state simply failed. It cannot be resurrected except at gun point, and even then it would fail again. It would not bring peace but rather inflame conflict. That is why Jordan has relinquished all claim over the West Bank for some time now. The West Bank is simply too Palestinian to be ruled from Amman, the Jordanian capital, no matter how many displaced Palestinians now reside east of the Jordan. The so called Jordanian option is simply a figment of the extreme Zionist imagination, with its settler colonies and expansionist dreams of a Greater Israel extending to the Jordan River in the East and the Litani River in Southern Lebanon.'