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What About King Abdullah of Jordan's Contention

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jan 12, 2017 at 15:30

History teaches many things; not the least of which is how fleeting the glory of conquest is. The question is: out of whose glory is formed the modern concept of the twentieth/twenty-first century Middle East: who gets to claim that definition and naming rights.

The United Nations had its first attempt to that honor and after World War Two did not get it right.
In 1948, against all odds and human predictions, Israel emerged as the victor.

In this last season of world conflict, all appearances of historical implications say that the 'Palestinian' nomenclature is temporary: that the closest entity that may have any true connection is the kingdom of Jordan; and even that is less than tenuous at best, the claims of King Abdullah notwithstanding.

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