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"It's possible to overthrow Jordan's king" - Rachel Avraham

Reader comment on item: Jordan at the Precipice
in response to reader comment: "Jordan's 2016 constitutional amendments: A return to absolute monarchy?"

Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 22, 2018 at 07:57

Dear Daniel Pipes,

There is this current discussion going on over the fate of the King of Jordan, and whether the Stability of Jordan is possible or favorable the the long-term interests of Israel. In this discourse the recent changes in Europe as well as the Arab world are being considered. In both distinctions, the plight of refugees in general, and that of Palestinians in particular can be summed up as a generally recognized threat; accordingly, Jordan Is Palestine is emerging as a viable solution, with the King in person as its main obstacle. From that it also follows that a Regime Change is perhaps inevitable. The article below reports that it is King Abdullah II who is responsible for the UN denying Israel's ancient roots in Israel. The article also discusses the EIGHT (8) major Tribes or Clans, which rule in the West Bank, and that their relevance will assert itself as the alternative the the PA when 83-year-old Abbas dies.But instead of the notion of Apartheid, there is a reference to the ancient Greek City=States in the Disputed Territories particularly after the contemplated annexation of Area C.

Since you are not discussing an Israel "Victory" in place of an Israeli "General," I thought I do that in your place (haha). I am particularly surprised that you have given recently so little weight to the notion that Jordan Is an "Apartheid" state because of its harsh discrimination against Palestinians while Palestinians are Citizens of Jordan. These are positions of Jordanian notable Mudar Zarhan and Israel notable Ted Belman, inter alia; journalists like Toameh and Glick views about such characters should distract one from the viability of the Strategies at issue,particularly when we know that John Bolton isn't shy when it comes to Regime Change.

If the King falls, the story goes, that a possible secular regime will emerge, supported by the Jordanian Military-Police establishment which is on the life-support of American foreign aid; and this establishment, for obvious reasons, opposes the likes of ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood.

What I think you are overlooking in the thesis that "Jordan Is Palestine" is the Citizenship, as opposed to the Land aspect. In other words, Israel will remain everywhere on the West Bank of the Jordan (even Gaza) as regards Sovereignty BUT there will be no "Apartheid" because every Palestinian is a Citizen of Jordan, while some are Residents of Israel. So there is no discrimination because all non-Israeli Arabs within Israel have the State of Jordan. What's very attractive about this opposition is precisely that it doesn't give up any "Land for Peace." Rather,its a brilliant Legal "Hokus Pokus" - but it can result in a wonderful Economic miracle for the Palestinian people individually if it is backed by a Marshall Plan II for Palestinian Settlements - OUTSIDE OF ISRAEL.

Middle East scholar: "It's possible to overthrow Jordan's king"
"Israel's Justice Minister calls upon the Jewish state to build more in Judea and Samaria."

By Rachel Avraham - October 12, 2018 | JerusalemOnline



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