Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

David Singer: Jordan in Denial over Trump Plan for Israel in Judea and Samaria

Here's the latest article by Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer.

He writes:

In a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee King Abdullah of Jordan reportedly said the White House had given him
“zero visibility into the most fraught part of their peace plan: how it proposes to divide Israeli and Palestinian territory.”

His Majesty – in complete denial – could not bring himself to call that territory “Judea Samaria and Gaza”

Abdullah has seen Trump ditch the Palestine Liberation Organisation financially and diplomatically over its continuing refusal to negotiate with Israel on any Trump proposal to divide sovereignty in Judea and Samaria between Jews and Arabs.

Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan laid out Jordan’s pivotal role in negotiating any such division in 1980:
“Israel and Jordan are the two Palestinian states envisioned and authorized by the United Nations. Jordan is now recognized in some 80% of the old territory of Palestine. Israel and Jordan are the parties primarily authorized to settle the future of the unallocated territories in accordance with the principles of the mandate and the provisions of Resolutions 242 and 338”
In 1982 duly-elected President Reagan made it clear that peace could not be achieved by the formation of an independent Palestinian state and the United States would not support the establishment of such a state.

Reagan added:
“There is, however, another way to peace. The final status of these lands must, of course, be reached through the give-and-take of negotiations; but it is the firm view of the United States that self-government by the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza in association with Jordan offers the best chance for a durable, just and lasting peace.”

Reagan concluded:
“When the border is negotiated between Jordan and Israel, our view on the extent to which Israel should be asked to give up territory will be heavily affected by the extent of true peace and normalization and the security arrangements offered in return.”

Abdullah’s father – King Hussein – did not take up Reagan’s invitation.

The creation of an additional Arab State between Israel and Jordan – favoured by President Bush, President Obama and ostensibly Kings Hussein and Abdullah – is dead in the water following Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent re-election as Israel’s Prime Minister for another four years.

Netanyahu promised pre-election to apply Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria.

Having recognised Israel’s sovereignty in the Golan Heights – Trump could do likewise for those parts of Judea and Samaria coming under Israeli sovereignty.

The circle will be completed for Netanyahu who told the United Nations on 11 December 1984:

“Clearly, in Eastern and Western Palestine, there are only two peoples, the Arabs and the Jews. Just as clearly, there are only two states in that area, Jordan and Israel. The Arab State of Jordan, containing some three million Arabs, does not allow a single Jew to live there. It also contains 4/5 of the territory originally allocated by this body's predecessor, the League of Nations, for the Jewish National Home. The other State, Israel, has a population of over four million, of which one sixth is Arab. It contains less than 1/5 of the territory originally allocated to the Jews under the Mandate.... It cannot be said, therefore, that the Arabs of Palestine are lacking a state of their own. The demand for a second Palestinian Arab State in Western Palestine, and a 22nd Arab State in the world, is merely the latest attempt to push Israel back into the hopelessly vulnerable armistice lines of 1949.”

King Abdullah should not miss the opportunity his father rejected in 1982.

Zero visibility will disappear when King Abdullah opens his eyes.

(Author’s note: The cartoon—commissioned exclusively for this article—is by Yaakov Kirschen aka “Dry Bones”- one of Israel’s foremost political and social commentators—whose cartoons have graced the columns of Israeli and international media publications for decades. His cartoons can be viewed at Drybonesblog)


  1. Mr. Dennis Prager said:

    “According to Pew Research, approximately
    10 percent of world Muslims have a favorable
    opinion of the Islamic State and terror against
    civilians. That's more than 100 million people.”

    SOURCE: The World Is Getting Worse
    But This Time America Won't Save It

    by Dennis Prager, 2016 March 8,
    seen in Jewish World Review


    42% of French Muslims between from age 18 to 29 believe
    that suicide bombings against civilians can be justified.

    35% of British Muslims between from age 18 to 29 believe
    that suicide bombings against civilians can be justified.

    26% of American Muslims between from age 18 to 29
    believe that suicide bombings against civilians can be justified.

    SOURCE: By the Numbers,
    a YouTube video by Raheel Raza, 2015 December 10

  2. At a [year] 1937 [CE] lecture to the British
    Foreign Ministry, the King of Saudi Arabia said:

    “Verily, the word of Allah teaches us,
    and we implicitly believe this…

    for a Muslim to kill a Jew…
    ensures him immediate entry into Heaven…”

    The Holocaust’s Most Vicious Killers
    by Edwin Black, The Jewish Press, 2011/1/21, pages 1 and 91.

    Notice that those words were spoken BEFORE
    year 1967 CE and BEFORE year 1948 CE.


    Retired Lt General Tom Kelly
    (Chief of Operations of the 1991 Gulf War) said:

    “I cannot defend this land [Israel] without
    that terrain [the West Bank]...

    Without the West Bank, Israel is only 8 miles wide
    at its narrowest point. That makes it indefensible.”

    The Jewish Connection Magazine,
    2012 January 6 edition, page 14,
    article titled:
    The 2012 Arab Street Driven Security Requirements
    written by retired Ambassador Yoram Ettinger

  3. Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “The world may have to deal with
    terrorists in order to save lives.

    But the moral scandal is that in addition
    to simply dealing with these terrorists,
    much of the world has HONORED them.

    The standing ovation accorded to Yassir Arafat
    – the architect of international terrorism –
    by many UN [United Nations] representatives
    in Geneva in 1988 will live in infamy.

    The willingness of world statesmen – including
    the Pope and other moral leaders – to treat
    Arafat as a person deserving of tribute
    is beyond moral comprehension.”

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
    (chapter 7, page 220) published in year 1991
    by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374


    Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    The Grand Mufti [Islamic leader] of Jerusalem,
    in addition to becoming Hitler’s ally during
    World War II, adapted Nazi genocidal theory
    to Islamic theology.

    He called on his Muslim brothers to:
    “Murder the Jews! Murder them all.”

    Other Islamic leaders used Nazi words
    like “extermination” in referring to
    the goals of Arab victory [against Israel].

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
    (chapter 4, page 119) published in year 1991
    by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374


    Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

    “…if Israel’s military power were ever
    to be diminished to the point that the
    combined armies of the Arab world could
    defeat it, I believe there would be
    another Holocaust.

    No Arab dictator who could defeat Israel and forebore from doing so would survive the continuing frenzy for jihad [Islamic holy war against non-Muslims].

    And an Arab military victory over Israel – unlike the Israeli victories over the Arabs – would not result in a mere occupation or even detention of Israeli Jews.
    It would result in a mass slaughter, designed to rid Arab holy land of Jewish intruders.

    Most Jews know this, though they rarely speak of it openly.

    But then again, most Jews did not speak openly about the Holocaust before it happened, while it was happening, or for several years after it was over.”

    SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
    (chapter epilogue, page 352) published in year 1991,
    by Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374


    Mr. Patrick Condell said:

    “…if the Israelis were to lay down their weapons,
    they would be massacred - men, women
    and children alike."

    SOURCE: Why I Support Israel
    A YouTube video by Pat Condell, 2014 June 18

    complete transcript of this YouTube video:


    Mr. Pat Condell is an atheist, who was born in Ireland
    around 1950 CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic, and educated in Church of England schools.
    He has no Jewish ancestors and no religious beliefs that might cause him to favor Jews.

  4. Arafat fanboy Tony "30 pieces of silver" Walker white knights for Melissa Parke. As vile as you'd expect.
    Asking tough Israel questions

  5. Thanls. Ian. I had not seen that. In exchange, here is something you may have missed so far (it is on the front page of the latest Australian Jewish News, re Fremantle ALP member Josh Wilson (who was at the Parke talk)and his odious remarks to APAN

    1. Thx for that
      Win or lose the ALP will be just like Corbyn's Labour within 12 months. Literally everyday Guido Fawkes has a new antisemitic outrage from UK Labour.
      Just imagine the ALP under Tanya Plibersek!

      Anyway happy Passover


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