Wednesday, March 07, 2007

King Abdullah of Jordan

On the BBC website has put his two-bobs worth in concerning the Israel/Palestine situation.

While Iraq was a source of concern, "the wellspring of regional division, the source of resentment and frustration... is the denial of justice and peace in Palestine".

"Sixty years of Palestinian dispossession, 40 years of occupation... have left a bitter legacy of disappointment and despair," he said.

A couple of points here

1. What about Jewish dispossession in Arab lands before 1948 and in the immediate years afterwards?

2. and what of Jordan's "occupation" of "Palestinian" Judea and Samaria (West Bank) between 1950 and the Israeli liberation in 1967? - how much talk was there of "Palestinian" self-determination then?

6 comments:

DV said...

Well said Jeremy! I agree

Jeremy Jacobs said...

On both points?

Croydonian said...

Exactly, and Israel has been just a little better than its neighbours at integrating arriving refugees.

I've long regarded Palestinian 'nationhood' as being fatally undermined by the complete lack of an independence movement when Gaza was annexed to Egypt and Judea Samaria to Jordan, and so much for Arab solidarity that no attempt was made to create a Palestinian state by the Arab states that occupied Gaza and J-S.

Tisha! said...

Absolutely my dear! I rarely hear anything about the Brits gaving a big portion of Palestine to Saudis in 1922 which by the way 70% of the Jordanians are Palestinians, I guess they want two Palestinian states!

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Exactly.

(Menachem Begin once famously said there are 22 Palestinian states).

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Just seen this at "Yid with Lid"

There is that old Leo Rosten Joke that the definition of chutzpa is someone that would kill his mother and father then throw himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan King Abdullah II of Jordan has Chutzpa. Over the last sixty years his country has created the Palestinian refugee problem. Instead of absorbing refugees, as Israel did with all the Jews that were kicked out of Arab countries, the "Trans-Jordan refugees" have been forced to say on the boarder as a pawn to keep pressure in Israel.

So the diminutive King comes to Washington and ask for Jewish Organizations to help him with the peace process. What the hell has he ever done to help the peace process. WHEN DID HE EVER PUT PRESSURE ON THE TERRORISTS? WHY DID HE CONTINUE HIS FATHER'S RACIST POLICY OF NOT LETTING THE REFUGEES SETTLE IN JORDAN. THERE IS A TWO STATE SOLUTION---YOU ARE THE KING OF ONE OF THEM.

YOU, my short silly King, YOU HAVE CHUTZPA !!!