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The promotion of an ‘alternative homeland’ is an odious Israeli plot

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20.01.2020

Over the past few weeks, the Israeli media have published a series of articles which attempt to downplay the importance of Jordan’s role in the region, while inciting against the government and stability in the Hashemite Kingdom.

The media claim is that the Israeli right, led by settlers and with the help of US Christian evangelists, aims to weaken Jordan to facilitate Israel’s annexation of the occupied West Bank and eliminate the Palestinians. All insist that Jordan is more or less “Palestine” and rule out the idea of a one-state solution in the event that the occupied Palestinian territories are annexed, because it will be a racist state that will not allow a significant number of its citizens or residents the right to participate in government or the right to vote. This is also the view of the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who has said that the Palestinians in “Judea and Samaria” — what the rest of the world knows as the occupied West Bank — are just residents and not citizens.

The Israeli right wing has been calling clearly for even more Palestinians to be displaced. Right-wing writer Karni Eldad said in Macor Rishon on 5 January that after Israel’s annexation of “Judea and Samaria” (the West Bank), the Palestinians will have to choose between staying and being submissive, giving up any national aspirations; and being expelled if they........

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