by Hillel Fendel
Some officials in
The King responded defensively to the option, declaring in an interview with a Lebanese newspaper last week, "This country was made to stay.
"Palestinian Homeland" = Jordan
However, he also added another sentence that has given observers pause, wondering if he meant something else.
"The Palestinian nation has the right to a state and independent identity on the areas of
Though Arabs today call
Elon was referring to the fact that the area of Palestine, as recognized by the League of Nations and the British rulers nearly 100 years ago, includes what is today Israel and Jordan. King Abdullah's remarks, therefore, can mean precisely the same idea that Elon has been promoting: The Arabs of Judea and
The idea has been making waves in Jordanian and other Arab media as well. The English-language The National, published in
"There is a conspiracy to revisit this option ['
Precisely, says MK Elon: "We have to find a way to stop the trend to form a Palestinian state in Judea and
Elon: Stop the Danger-Fraught Two-State Solution!
For years, Elon has been promoting a peace plan called The Right Road to Peace, or the Israel Initiative, as an alternative to the accepted Roadmap two-state solution. "The establishment of a Palestinian state in Judea,
His plan's website elaborates on this point, explaining that forming such a state will not solve the "real problems that perpetuate the conflict: The Palestinian demand for the right of return of refugees to areas within the State of Israel, the rehabilitation of the refugees, the status of Jerusalem, and the nature of the Palestinian state and its borders. Within a short time, these unresolved problems will resurface and draw the region into yet another war."
The plan to give the Arabs of Judea and
Elon said his plan enjoys the strong support of US Senator Sam Brownback (R., Kansas), "who has been actively promoting it. He spoke to [
Elon explained that
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