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I'm afraid that is wishful thinking, Jordan and Egypt have no intention of taking those lands back

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Jan 9, 2009 at 11:25

Egypt and Jordan would NEVER agree to take them back (unless the US stupidly signs some treaty to pay them billions per year ala Camp David to put up with Palestinians besides putting up with Israel.)

Taking the Palestinians back has at least two fundamental downsides even if Egypt & Jordan are OK with Israel existing (which fundamentally they're not.):

  • The Palestinians are toxic -- they tried to take over Jordan, they succeeded in destroying Lebanon.
  • All the other Moslem countries will perceive this as helping Israel out, making Egyptian/Jordanian relations with them worse.

Needless to say, an at least secondary point is Egypt and Jordan detest Israel and would like to get rid of it in their perfect world.

It is like having a neighbor you hate take his violent and irresponsible teenagers off his hands.
WHY would you do so?

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