For years the Israelis have been publicly quiet about 'Jordan is Palestine' even though this is the long-held position of Ariel Sharon and what is known as Revisionist Zionism. But behind the scenes the Israelis have been working hard to make a real and independent Palestine State west of the Jordan river all but impossible; and now 'Jordan is Palestine' is re-emerging as the Middle East explodes and a 'new world order' controlled by the U.S. and Israel is emerging.
Elon promotes "Jordan is Palestine" - to Jordanians
By israelinsider staff August 17, 2004
Former tourism minister MK Benny Elon (National Union) is continuing to promote his "Jordan is Palestine" platform. Several months ago, Elon met with Jordan's Crown Prince Hassan and other Jordanian officials and he continues to work to convince the United States that Jordan should serve as "the representative of the Palestinians," Israel National News reported.
Elon said the Jordanians would be hard pressed to adopt the plan, which is part of Elon's peace plan, because they don't trust Israel.
"They saw what happened in Lebanon [with Israel's unilateral withdrawal] and with the collaborators in Yesha [Judea, Samaria and Gaza]," and also that Israel always gave precedence to diplomatic initiatives with the Palestinian Authority as opposed to with Jordan, Elon said.
Elon's plan calls for the residents of the refugee camps to be resettled in Arab countries, while other Arabs living in Yesha will become Jordanian citizens. "The first to go [to Jordan] will be the terrorists, of course," Elon said, "while those with property here and who have been living here for generations - they held Jordanian citizenship up until 1988, when King Hussein took it away - will continue to live in Judea and Samaria, but with renewed Jordanian citizenship."
Elon leaves tomorrow for the United States where he will continue to press Christian and Jewish leaders to oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had criticized Elon's frequent trips as tourism minister, when he combined tourism promotion with promotion of the alternative peace plan.
Read Benny Elon presented "Jordan is Palestine" plan to Prince Hassan on Israel National News.