Saturday, February 15, 2014

Surprises on the Other Side of the Jordan River

And on the other side of the Jordan River:-

The issue of Palestinians in Jordan was also included in the discussions..A promise by the government to a parliamentary coalition led by Madaba MP Mustafa Hamarneh to give civil rights to children of Jordanians provoked angry responses from East Bank Jordanians who fear that this will cause a shift in the sensitive demographics of Jordan.

Respected columnist Fahed Fanek picked up on the issue saying, without substantiation, that the idea of giving temporary or permanent passports to Palestinians caused the emptying of the West Bank.

And more:

...Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour question[ed] the transparency of the Palestinian side vis-a-vis the Jordanian counterparts. Ensour said that Jordanians are afraid of a Palestinian surprise...


The Jordanians like the Arabs-who-refer-to-themselves-as-Palestinians less than Israelis.

Or fear them more.

(kipa-tip to IMRA) 


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