69 million page views

Jordan as a Palestinian state

Reader comment on item: Throwing out the [Arab-Israeli] Rulebook

Submitted by J (United States), Jul 1, 2003 at 17:26

I'm still confused. How is Jordan not a "Palestinian" state? When Palestine was divided into Jordan and israel the majority of the Arabs living in the region dwelled in Jordan. If there is an actual Palestinian (which is debatable) then surely those who lived in the region when it was called Palestine are Palestinians. Then again the Jews were also called Palestinians. (Hey, Christians live in that area as well so aren't they too considered Palestinians?) Why are we rewarding some of the worst terrorists with a second state so that they can continue to wage endless wars against israel?

When the region called Palestine was divided in the fourties, a huge chunk went to the Arabs and was called Jordan (or Transjordan) Thejews who had been promised it all got a little sliver. And they were willing to settle with that. That should be the end of the debate. If you argue that the Jews were the minority (which they weren't) , fine they got a smaller chunk of land. But the Arab world will not rest till they drive all the Jews into the sea. That is the Muslim roadmap, despite whatever plans Bush might have....
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Jordan as a Palestinian state by J

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)