Saturday, December 29, 2012

Two Banks Has The Jordan River

No, not the Jabotinsky song.

But this:

Jordan's Prince Hassan bin the speech, recorded and posted on the website,... stressed that the West Bank is part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which includes "both banks of the [Jordan] River." He added that he "did not personally oppose the two-state solution," but that this solution is irrelevant at the current stage.

Well, that confirms the geo-political truth:

to solve the Israel-Arab conflict, territorial compromise cannot be considered unless Jordan is brought into the equation or the Medad Fraction Principle.

Of course, the Prince has opened up Israel's legitimate right to assert its claims to the East Bank.

The 'West Bank', illegally occupied by Jordan in 1948 and then annexed to the Kingdom in April 1950, was part of the original Palestine Mandate territory but Jewish settlement there was banned in 1922 after the British decided in March 1921 to award the territory to Emir Abdallah:

ART. 25.

In the territories lying between the Jordan and the eastern boundary of Palestine as ultimately determined, the Mandatory shall be entitled, with the consent of the Council of the League of Nations, to postpone or withhold application of such provisions of this mandate as he may consider inapplicable to the existing local conditions, and to make such provision for the administration of the territories as he may consider suitable to those conditions, provided that no action shall be taken which is inconsistent with the provisions of Articles 15, 16 and 18.

If Jordan wants to open up the land that was withheld from the Zionist enterprise, a land the current ruling family came to only in November 1920, whereas it was part of the Jewish National home, from Biblical times to the current era,

 I have no problem with that approach.


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