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Jordan king in West Bank to support Palestinians
Associated Press
Published: 06.12.12, 15:28
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1. Is he sorry his father occupied it or that he gave it back?
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (12.06.12)
Is he visiting because he is sorry his father occupied it and ethnically cleansed it or that he gave it back to Israel? Jordan has always had a problem with what to do with the Palestinians who make up more than 50% of its population. Arafat tried to over throw the King to make Jordan into Palestine but the current king is married to a Palestinian. Must be hard at home.,
2. King Abdullah, you'll support your "peaceful" brothers more
Chaim   (12.06.12)
if you'll take them back home with you.
3. Abdullah, I loved you in star trek
4. King Abdullah II & Mahmood Abbas
Son Of Cyrus ,   UK   (12.06.12)
Maybe they want to combine PA Ruled Area and Jordan under on country called Palestine. If they follow the British System of A Constitutional Monarchy with Abbas serving as Prime Minister, all the issues will resolve very quickly. Gaza is part of Egypt. Isreal will keep area C and will annex it.
5. The man is feeling pressured!!
He is treading water with everything he has, and has to pay lip service to the Palestinians outside the country of Jordan in order to mollify those living in Jordan. I am sure he feels that his days as monarch of Jordan are numbered.
6. If he really supports them...
Amichai ,   Huntsville, US   (12.06.12)
If he really supports them, then he should apologize for making them all "refugees" and repatriate them to Jordan. I guess congratulations are in order though. After all, expatriated Jordanian "refugees" becoming a recognized state out of thin air is pretty impressive.
7. It won't do either of them any good
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.06.12)
Israel is going to annex Judea and Samaria, and all the Arab squatters will instantly become illegal aliens, subject to repatriation to Jordan. Jordan is the least legitimate nation in the Middle East, carved out of Palestine to appease the little brother of a Mesopotamian Bedouin sheikh when big brother Feisal was made "king" of Iraq. (Abdullah wanted to be a king, too.) The tiny "Hashemite" (whatever that is) is half-Iraqi and half-British, married to a Kuwaiti. What's he doing ruling over a "country" that is over 70% ersatz "Palestinian?"
8. Abdullah is safer in Ramallah than he is
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (12.06.12)
at home in Jordan, where their damndest to remore him
9. #4 Son of Cyrus
DavidR ,   USA   (12.06.12)
What you suggest is still a PLAN TO DIVIDE THE LAND OF ISRAEL! Joel and Zechariah state clearly that judgment from the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, Blessed be He! will come to anyone who participates in such an attempt. If I were you I would think long and hard before I suggest such a thing. If you are truly a Son of Cyrus you should be suggesting ways to rebuild the Temple and restore Yerushalayim to the Hebrew people and unite all the Land from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates under the rule of the people of Israel.
10. "Big" Israel ("Palestinians" to "Jordan") IS the COMPROMISE!
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (12.06.12)
11. Did he ask for a visa from Isrsael?
DOV ,   USA   (12.06.12)
12. He didn't give it back to Israel
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.06.12)
Jordan declared war against Israel, and lost Judea and Samaria in the process. As Judea and Samaria are nonsovereign territory, they are Israel's to settle, retain and even annex. By the way, Abdullah is married to a Kuwaiti. His bride was born in Kuwait. That's how you determine nationality.
13. The Little Kings heritage is Saudi
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (12.06.12)
he is an outsider, pretending to be Jordanian Abdullah 1, a Saudi, was given 77% of the Jewish land that had been promised to the Jewish state The Brits what was ours and gave it Abdullah 1, as payoff for services he had rendered the Brits during World War One, at no cost at all to Britain, since they gave away land that didn't belong to them at no expense to Britain
14. The Jordanian King Napoleon behaiviour
Avram Goldsmith ,   Toronto, Canada   (12.06.12)
Israel should build and consolidate the defence line with Jordan , because the peace accord with Jordan is very fragil and the dynamics of Arab World are very unpredictable. Syria and Egypt situation demonstrates that Israel should demand firmlly defenceable border and not to bend to exterior pressure
15. Stuff a hundred trucks full of his people that have to go
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (12.06.12)
before him in order to get him home.
16. To: Ben Jabo at No. 13
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.06.12)
Almost. Abdullah was Mesopotamian. There was no Iraq until the British invented it, and promptly herded the assorted Bedouin tribes westward. (They did the same thing in Saudi Arabia.) It had nothing to do with World War I -- the Arabs were not helpful to the British cause -- and everything to do with the discovery of oil.
17. #4 commentor
mo123 ,   philadelphia, us   (12.07.12)
I agree; this was my thought exactly!
18. #16 Sarah B.
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (12.07.12)
I didn't mention Iraq Abdullah helped the Brits durig WW1, that's why he was rewarded When he deployed from from the trains that that transorted him to Jordan, he saw a vast nothingness, they say the he weeped when he saw the notihingness the Brits had given him Arabs were helpful to the Brits, Lawrence of Arabia was but one graphic example
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