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

Submitted by aoine (Canada), Jan 12, 2009 at 02:07

The idea has possibilities, but there are a few snags to be worked out. Mr. Pipes says that Jewish settlers could remain in the West Bank and would not be subject to Jordanian authority, which would only rule the Arab population, not the territory itself. I don't see how Jordan could govern the Arab settlers in the West Bank without having any control over West Bank territory.

Pipes advocates giving Jordan all the responsibility for the problems of the West Bank without giving it any territorial rights or power to act. Would Jordan have any say over new Jewish settlements being built?

I also don't see how those whose religion or ultranationalism drives them to fight for "Greater Israel" would ever accept a solution which allowed Arab settlers to physically remain in the West Bank, even if they had no control over the territory. . In the end, *someone's* flag has to fly over the West Bank, unless it becomes some sort of international protectorate. As for giving Gaza to Egypt... sure, give it to them and stamp on it a "No-Deposit-No-Return."

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