I'm wondering what unbiased people think of this proposal, as in theory. Of course those who hate Israel and think Israelis should migrate to Alaska aren't eligibile to give an answer here... but I'm wondering more how the Swedish, Portugese, and all the other members think about this proposal here.
In short the idea is this :
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is in fact a Palestinian state:
After Jordan's invasion of Israel in 1948, it unilaterally annexed Judea and Samaria and granted citizenship to all its population, both residents and refugees. It enacted a number of major constitutional amendments expressing Palestinian-Jordanian unity.
For many years, the PLO competed with Jordan over who represents the Palestinian Arabs. Only after Israel's weak response to the first "intifada" in 1987, and the subsequent strengthening of the PLO, which resulted in Israel viewing the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian Arabs, did Jordan withdraw from its connection with the "West Bank".
The new reality in the Middle East provides an historic opportunity to rectify that error and once again establish Jordan as the Palestinian nation-state - the exclusive representative of the Palestinian Arabs.
From refugees to citizens once again:
On the 31st July 1988 Jordan revoked the Jordanian citizenship of all the Arabs living in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
As a Palestinian state, Jordan-Palestine will return this citizenship. Even if they choose to continue to live in Israel, these citizens will enjoy national and political rights in the Palestinian state, whose capital is Amman.
NOTE: In February 2003 twenty two Palestinian unions in Judea, Samaria and Gaza appealed secretly to King Abdallah for his economic intervention in these areas - despite their knowledge of Arafat's strong objection to such machinations. This act testifies to the fact that the current mood would support the renewed link with Jordan and the dissolution of the Palestinian Authority.
No to a second Palestinian state:
A Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza would in fact mean the establishment of a second Palestinian state.
This would not be a solution of "two states for two nations", but rather "three states for two nations" - one for the Jews and two for the Palestinians.
A second Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza would pose a threat to both Israel and Jordan. It would serve as a springboard to turn all of the land of Israel - from the Iraqi desert to the Mediterranean Sea - into a single Palestinian Arab state.
What would Jordan gain from becoming part of the regional settlement?
The current Jordanian regime is friendly to Israel and for the most part pro- Western. Its stability, however, is currently in danger because of its delicate geopolitical status. The lack of clarity concerning the status of its Palestinian majority and the danger posed to it by the establishment of an additional Palestinian state would foment unrest among the Palestinian population of Jordan against the government.
The dissolution of the Palestinian Authority and the subjugation of the PLO establishment would elicit a sigh of relief in Amman and pave the way for the underscoring of the Palestinian character of Jordan, whose absolute majority - including the Queen and numerous senior government officials - is Palestinian.
A comprehensive development program for Jordan, accompanied by moderate reforms to bolster its Palestinian character, is likely to be welcomed in Amman and would move the kingdom forward to a more hopeful future.
Jordan's principal problems are economic. It could be significantly strengthened by Israel and the United States in the context of a regional "Marshall Plan" integrated with the rebuilding of Iraq.
A comprehensive, internationally funded development plan for Jordan, most of whose territory is undeveloped, would facilitate the absorption and naturalization of the Arabs of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
Israel has a profound interest in the development of Jordan as a Palestinian state. The transfer to Jordan of significant portions of American military aid to the Middle East could significantly transform Jordan's economy.
The normalization of relations and cessation of hostilities would significantly reduce the need for major U.S. foreign defense aid, part of which could also be reallocated to boost Jordan's economy.
Jordan is Palestine!
This is the "palestinian" flag :
This is the Jordanian flag :
Historically, the area of Jordan was supposed to become a part of the Jewish State according to the British Mandate and the Balfour Declaration. The British decided , without any right, to cut the state into half and to grant King Abdallah a state - Jordan, meaning for his Hashemite family, bedouin tribes. Right now, most of the population of Jordan is Palestinian anyway... and they are controlled by a sort of minority dictatorship. Is this fair ?
What the Arabs are demanding us then is essentially 3 countries for the Palestinians : One in Jordan, one in the West Bank & Gaza, and one in Israel itself (where there are already a million palestinian citizens, and they demand the fictious "right of return" of the refugees).
Does this seem fair to you ?
If you're interested, read the whole proposal in the link .