Listen, Palestinian Arabs, If you want to march, march on Jordan.
From Matthew M. Hausman, Att'y: The “Jordan-is-Palestine” option for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict is an idea that, despite history and logic, was beaten into silence by Israel’s enemies and detractors. Critics denounced the concept as preposterous, reactionary and counterproductive.
And yet, the idea has been resurrected from within Jordan itself. There can be no dispute that Jordan was created in a sovereign vacuum on land that had comprised most of the Palestine Mandate. However, its creation as Transjordan in 1921 satisfied a geopolitical need unencumbered by a Palestinian national myth that had not yet been invented.
In contrast, the Oslo peace process was based on the false premise that an ancestral population was indiscriminately displaced by Israel's establishment and now must be repatriated at her expense. Because Jordan embodies the concept of Arab self-determination as contemplated by the San Remo Conference and the Palestine Mandate, and because most Jordanians already identify as Palestinian, it is high time to recognize it as the Palestinian homeland and scrap the current peace process....
The truth – that Jews have the longest history of continuous habitation in the Holy Land, that they preceded the Arab-Muslim conquest by thousands of years, and that the Palestinians are largely descended from an immigrant population- migrant workers - that grew during the late Ottoman and British Mandatory periods – was suppressed under layers of Freudian self-denial.