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Question to Daniel Pipes: Won't it worsen Israel's position ?

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

Submitted by true believer (India), Jan 29, 2009 at 01:44

Daniel Pipes, Sir

Assuming that your proposal gets implemented and Egypt and Jordan take in Gaza and West Bank respectively. Both these nations would be least bothered in developing the Palestinian areas under their control or bringing peace to Israel, the frustrations of Palestinians will only increase. Egypt still maintains its PLA units even though they are just brigade sterength. Jordan with it's sizable Palestinian population will not behave much differently.

As of today Israel can pummel Gaza or West Bank at will to check any attack by the likes of Hamas. If Gaza is to come under Egypt and West Bank under Jordan the anti-Israeli activities wont cease, they will only intensify; Hamas would no longer have to smuggle weapons from Egypt.

Then Israel will have to go on war with two nations every time she is provoked into an attack. Egypt has a better army than Lebanon and Jordan is quite close to the US. And the very fact that Egypt and Jordan at peace with her will label Israel as a war-monger.

Won't it worsen Israel's position ?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

My premise is that the governments of Jordan and Egypt will make sure that the West Bank and Gaza will not be a source of aggressioin versus Israel.

I also think this solution improves matters for Palestinians, who would do better under those governments than under the PA or Hamas.

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