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Trumps Deal of the Century - A Marshal Plan II (for the Palestinians)

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 7, 2018 at 07:26

Dear Daniel Pipes,

The JORDAN IS PALESTINE notion has morphed during the Trump Presidency into a more viable notion of the JORDAN SOLUTION. I realize that you've Twitted that it's dead. However, there are several reasons why some Israelis are promoting it still.

(1) Because when the Jordanian Kingdom had occupied the West Bank and Jerusalem (1949-1967) the resident Palestinians had acquired Jordanians Citizenship. Thereby, these Israelis maintain that while Israel may formalize part or the whole of the West Bank as under Israelis Sovereignty, the resident Palestinians will be encouraged to revive their dormant Jordanian Citizenship. But the will retain their Residency Rights as well as their Civil Rights - only their Political Rights in Israel will be absent on the grounds that they are Citizens of Jordan.

(2) And because 70%-80% Jordanian are Palestinians, building a City (Marshal Plan II) immediately on the Trans-Jordan side of the could easily absorb 500,000 Palestinians. Palestinians would be Economically induced to Emigrate to Jordan by Free Housing (with "Real Estate" Ownership) as Compensation. The idea being that this Program would be forced upon Abdullah II whether he likes it or not. It is claimed that the only non-Hashemite ideology (that the Abdullah is a descendant of Muhammad) is that of the Moslem Brethren. Egypt and Saudi Arabia being Mortal Enemies of the Muslim Brotherhood, and worried about the inherent instability of Jordan should the Monarchy fall, would support such a Marshall Plan - particularly because both SISI and MBS are currently preoccupied with building up their own economies. And, of course, the only viable "weapon" of these two Sunni regimes against the invading Shia of Iran is ISRAEL. Therefore, solving problem of the Palestinians, who in Gaza are under the Hamas version of the MB, and supported by "terrorist" Qatar and Shia Iran. In the West Bank, with the PLO, Fatah, and the PA, headed by the quasi-illegal aging (83) and ill Abbas, the Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf States must be very worried. So how can the Palestinian Refugee Problem be solved better, than building a City for them on the East Side of Jordan?

(3) Similarly, the Palestinians in Gaza, appear to be NEVER to unite again with those under the Thumb of Dictator Abbas (you've noted that difference in your prior writing. The solution here is also to build a City for the Palestinians - but OUTSIDE of Gaza and therefore in Egypt. This is another Real Estate Project which Real Estate Experienced Trump and his Kushner, Friedman, and Greenblatt are particularly well-suited to execute.

In Turkey, Erdogan has been building huge Mosques. But in the case of the 5.5 Million Palestinian scattered "Refugees" you have a nice Capitalist MARKET that would love to get (Welfare/Compensation) HOUSING! Unlike the original Marshall Plan of 1948, the Economic Program is by far simpler - it only requires Money, Land, Architects, and Construction Workers. And Trump has already half solved the problem by taking the Palestinians off the US "Welfare Programs," particularly UNWRA.

So, if the World is reminded that JORDAN IS PALESTINE, this "Marshall Plan II" can be IMPOSED upon the Palestinian Tyrannical "Troika" which heads the (1) Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, (2) Hamas, (3) the Palestinian Authority. Certainly, don't you agree, than "dangerous" Donald is on the road to doing this - or do you still think that the "Jordan is Palestine" Thesis is Dead and Buried? It's especially unfortunate that PAUL S. RIEBENFELD isn't alive. But I believe EUGENE V. ROSTOW is:

https://www.nytimes.com/1983/09/19/opinion/l-israel-s-settlement-right-is-unassailable-170524.html

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