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Jordan’s King Abdullah Opposed To Trump Peace Plan?

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After a rare meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in Amman, King Abdullah reiterated his long-standing position that “the only way to achieve peace and stability in the region is by reaching a two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 4 June 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital.”  Those are the exact demands of the Palestinian Authority, and demands that Israel could never concede, while maintaining the ability to protect what would be its drastically shrunken borders.

King Abdullah’s father, King Hussein occupied parts of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) and the eastern part of Jerusalem from 1948 until Israel liberated it, in a defensive war in 1967.  The king has yet to offer citizenship to millions of Arabs that fled to Jordan from that war, who are living in “refugee camps” for the last 50 years.  And, he also knows that it’s his own country that represents the true home of the “Palestinian” people.

The US Peace Plan will undoubtedly not meet the stated requirements of King Abdullah, so why make such bold statements a week before meeting with President Trump?  Is it for domestic public consumption, coming on the heels of the biggest street protests in many years?  Will he be singing a different tune on his way out of Washington?  This is an important week for the future of “The Deal of the Century”.

Read Article at Israel National News: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/22354

 

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