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Jewish petitions ask Jordan to declare itself a Palestinian state

Israeli right-wing leader believes a Palestinian state in Jordan is the solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Saleh Naami , Tuesday 24 May 2011
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Israeli right-wing leader Aryeh Eldad submitted a petition to the embassy of Jordan in Tel Aviv asking the Jordanian king to declare Jordan a state for the Palestinian people.

The Jordanian ambassador declined hosting the National Union alliance or receiving its petition.

Israeli radio mentioned that Eldad wanted to take advantage of Jordan’s independence day on Tuesday as an opportunity to deliver the petition, which was signed by 6,000 Jews from different countries.

The broadcast said other Jewish groups are supposed to be submitting the same petition to Jordanian embassies in the US, Russia, Holland, Denmark and Belarus.

Eldad told journalists that if Jordan’s king does not take the initiative and announce now that Jordan is a state for Palestinian people, he will find himself pursued by Jordanian masses in the streets and squares of Jordan.

“The whole world is asking for a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and demanding an independent Palestinian state while the solution exists and is attainable by declaring a Palestinian state in Jordan,” Eldad said. He believes this would end the conflict and there would be no need for a two-state solution.

IDF Deputy Chief of Staff General Yair Naveh previously threw a political bomb when he said Jordan will be a Palestinian state, a statement that angered the Jordanian government, which then demanded the Israeli government explain Naveh’s proclamation. 

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