Monday, February 17, 2014

How Do You Understand 'Custodianship'?

Further to yesterday's post on the insanity of some Jordanian parliamentarians, seems the country's Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour, basically agrees.  He said that the government would not take action for a planned motion by the Israeli lawmakers efforts to cancel Jordan’s role as custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem, as “no official decision is made yet”.

Although he 
"understands the sentiments of the deputies who demanded a firm stand by the government as the Knesset members’ move is provocative", he nevertheless declared Too many statements about issues like these would render Jordan’s stand “meaningless”, [but] In case the Knesset endorsed such a motion, this would be a breach to the 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, which is an “abiding agreement”.
And why?
Because this would be an attempt
to deny Jordan’s custodianship over the holy sites in East Jerusalem, as stipulated in Article 9 of the peace deal.
That may sound 'normal' to you but to me it means that statement means that Jordan desires to be custodian over all holy sites - Muslim, Christian and ... Jewish.  That is how it views "custodianship" and its "historical role".

I hope PM Netanyahu is not being fooled on this.

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