Peres: ‘Jordan is Palestine’ plan is baseless hallucination
Jerry Gordon Comment: Israeli President Peres may criticize the ‘Jordan is Palestine’ solution as ‘baseless hallucination” , embodied in the Knesset bill proposed by M.K. Arieh Eldad and passed with the support of 53 members in a preliminary reading, but he’s the one who pressing the delusion of a two-state solution on Jewish soil. The public sentiment to push for the ‘Jordan is Palestine’ solution reflects the body polity’s unease that a Palestinian state carved out of disputed territories in Judea Samaria would become another ‘terrorstan’ like Hamas- ruled Gaza. This impressive Knesset vote should also communicate resolve to President Obama’s delusion that a two state solution is the road to peace in the Middle East. Hardly as Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon has pointed out, because diplomacy has failed to get the Palestinians to form a state and the only option is to manage the conflict – see here. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan may ‘disappear’ within the decade because of internal Salafist revolt. Jordan would become a de facto Palestinian state on the east bank of the Jordan River, originally ipart of the Jewish Homeland under the League of Nations auspices. So Kol Hakavod (all honors) to Eldad and those M.K.s who voted for the “Jordan as Palestine” bill. They know reality when they see it.
By Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Service, May 27, 2009President Shimon Peres on Wednesday criticized a rightist lawmaker’s suggestion that Jordan should serve as the Palestinian state.
National Union MK Aryeh Eldad’s proposal that Jordan take responsibility for the Palestinians’ welfare is a “baseless hallucination,” the president told Israel Radio.
Peres said Eldad had flagrantly intervened in Jordan’s internal affairs and that his suggestion was a provocation that was made merely for the sake of arousing a commotion.
The president added that the Palestinian problem is to be solved “with the Palestinians on Palestinian land and not at the expense of any other party,” according to Israel Radio.
Eldad brought the proposal for a preliminary vote in the Knesset plenum, where it passed with the support of 53 members, including Labor Party ministers Ehud Barak, Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, and Yitzhak Herzog. The bill will now go before the Knesset’s foreign affairs and defense committee. (Continue Reading this Article)