Skip to comments.Jordanís FM Rejects Recognizing Israel as Jewish State
Posted on 02/02/2014 9:10:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
Jordans Foreign Minister said Sunday that he was against recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, the Jordanian website Ammon News reports.
The minister, Nasser Judeh, also rejected the idea of Jordan being an alternative home for Palestinian Arabs.
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Jordan wants no part of the Palestinians on it’s soil. Nobody wants them on their soil. They start causing unrest, and soon there’s a move to topple governments.
I thought Jordan had long ago recognized Israel.
Israel maintains full diplomatic relations and open borders with two of its Arab neighbours, Egypt and Jordan, after signing peace treaties in 1979 and 1994 respectively.
“he was against recognizing Israel as a Jewish state..”
not quite the same thing.
During the 2000s, the foreign ministry warned that the increasing influence of the EU, largely pro-Palestinian, would further isolate Israel in global affairs.Big mistake even allowing the EUSSR to exist.
Well I’m not convinced this is anything more than Jordan quashing any discontent related to it’s relationship with Israel. It’s a Jewish ‘state’ nation and there’s nothing going to change that.
I’m not convinced the E.U. will stay in tact. There is a lot of discontent IMO.
Oh, there is . . . just like there was in the USSR. Top-down government has a way of keeping a lid on it. Of course, the biggest way to distract everyone is to suddenly get hawkish in a military sense.
It’s all about hate. Hate, hate, hate.
If these Arabs chose peace they’d soon have an operation that would be even the envy of Israel’s, and without chopping anybody else’s head off, either.
Only one thing, in principle, could do it... the gospel.
Too much to lose right now; Europe needs the gas that comes through there. But it will certainly accelerate agreement on defensive cooperation.
Jordan is Arab Palestine. Thats what they don’t want to recognize. Old Palestine was divided into two pieces; a sliver for the jewish settlers renamed Israel, and the remaining bulk of the territory for the arabs, renamed Jordan. Jordanians are ethnic Palestinians.
The royal family is from what is now Saudi Arabia. They were the rulers of Mecca until the Sauds drove them out, and they were given Arab Palestine, Jordan, as their consolation prize.
If they ever admit this, they would have to explain why Mecca arabs are ruling Palestinian arabs. So they walk a fine line, backing the US, backing Israel even, against Fatah. And, as you say, they want no part of Fatah, they fought their own bloody war to drive Arafat and his Fatah out of the country. They don’t want them back. The jihadists, for their part, would like nothing better than to overthrow the current Jordanian government. Israel shares intel with the Jordanians as needed to make sure the Jordanian royals keep Fatah and the other jihadists at bay.
Thank you for the explanation.
Jordan comprises some 2/3 of “palestine” and has a majority “palestinian” population. It remains under the “leadership” of a saudi king, however, and there’s the sensitivity. Many Jordanians don’t approve of, or don’t even recognize the legitimacy, of the foreign king. Many also don’t like his somewhat more practical politics - preferring a radical Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbellah type “leader” instead.
The king has a peace treaty with Israel and the treaty has been working out quite well for him, right now he doesn’t want to unnecessarily upset his domestic ‘palestinian” jihadists so he says and the Israelis just ignore it.
Someday he will probably get tossed out and the “palestinians” will get their way? Right now he keeps buying time...for himself.....
That is true. Some day, I believe God will break the power of Islam. It will not be this month, but it will happen eventually. I just wonder if Harold Camping is making any more predictions on when this will happen?
Honestly, the politicians of 1914/1914 appears to have been intellectual giants compared to the ones we have today.
At the recent Munich meeting (last weekend) not only Kerry but several “EU-leaders” attacked Russia in a way that one could only come to the conclusion that they had all forgotten the fact that Putin sits with his hand resting on the valve to their gas supply.
As I recall Jordan is the original homeland of the Palestinians.
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