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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MK Arieh Eldad tries to petition King Abdullah to declare 'Jordan is Palestine'

I'm sure most of you didn't know this (why would you?) but Tuesday was 'Jordanian Independence Day.' I guess that celebrates the day that the British cut off most of the 'Palestine Mandate' that was supposed to go to a Jewish state and gave it to Hashemite family as a consolation prize for losing both Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

On Monday, MK Arieh Eldad (National Union) brought a petition to the Jordanian embassy in Ramat Gan, in which signers urged King Abdullah of Jordan to admit the truth: Jordan is 'Palestine.' Eldad got as far as the embassy's floor in an office tower until he was removed by police called by embassy security without formally presenting his petition.
The initiator of the petition, Arye Eldad (National Union) said that the petition "requests that King Abdullah declare Jordan as the national homeland of the Palestinian people. His father said Jordan is Palestine, Palestine is Jordan. Unfortunately Abdullah doesn't want to follow in his father's footsteps on this."

Eldad added "there is already a Palestinian state in Jordan. 80% of the Jordanian people are Palestinians, and it is built on 65% of the Jewish homeland allocated in the Balfour Declaration and given to us at the San Remo conference. Once the Palestinians lose their orphan status as a people without a state, their international demands will become much weaker."

He also invoked the recent popular revolutions in the Middle East, saying "If what happened in Tahrir square happens in Amman we could find in a single day that on our eastern border there is no Hashemite Kingdom, but a Palestinian state controlled by 80% of the public."

Eldad took an elevator up to the Jordanian embassy in an office tower on Ramat Gan's Abba Hillel, but came back down minutes later after he was refused entrance to the embassy. Eldad's spokeswoman said that he was able to enter the floor of the embassy but that police who had been called by the Jordanian staff prevented him from entering.
Indeed. Too bad no one will listen.

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