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Reader comment on item: Solving the "Palestinian Problem" [with the No-State Solution]

Submitted by Prof. GilbertHerbert (Israel), Jan 7, 2009 at 05:54

If Amman were to take over Judea and Samaria, what would happen to the hundreds of thousands of Jews who have settled there? I don't think you support you support removing them. Would Jordan protect them if they remained? Would they become Jordanian citizens?

There is I believe another solution, and that is that these territories become a condominium (the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, the Spanish-French Andorra), an autonomous entity jointly administered by Israel and Jordan. Palestinians would regain their Jordanian citizenship, Jewish settlers would retain their Israeli citizenship, and each would thus have a voice in the government which controls their destiny and keeps the peace. Each population group pays a price: the Palestinians give up the dream of an independent state, the Jews give up the yearning for sovereignty over their historic hinterland. Stability and security is imposed upon the area by two countries, Israel and Jordan, at peace with each other, and this stability is to the advantage of both. Finally, this is a solution which does not entail the brutal uprooting of Jews from their homes, and does not once again rend the fabric of our nation.

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