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What about Jerusalem?

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

Submitted by Rachel Garber (United States), Jan 28, 2009 at 17:11

If I follow your premise that Jordan should control the West Bank, what becomes of Jerusalem? Surely you don't think that Jordan will be any more respectful of Jewish holy sites now, than they were from 1948 until 1967.

Also why reward the Palestinians with a "state of their own" when the Arab League unanimously against it in 1947? They never established an independent country, they have no constitution, and they have no currency. The money they have, they get from other Arab countries, as non-Arab nations, and their weapons ditto. What happens to the Israelis living in the West Bank, will they be forced out as they were from Arab countries following the UN vote? Furthermore, as much as they may say so for Western consumption, they don't want two states living side by side "in peace".

As for Gaza, the Egyptians apparently don't want them either, else why would they have built a fence to keep the Palestinians out.

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