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  Sivan 4, 5769 , 27/05/09

MK Ben-Ari: Jordan Part of Land of Israel

Ichud Leumi (National Union) MK Michael Ben-Ari said Wednesday that he disagrees with MK Aryeh Eldad’s proposal to make Jordan the Palestinian state, claiming that Jordan is also a part of the historic Land of Israel. “The people of Israel have no right to give up our claim to any part of the Land of Israel,” he said, adding, “Both banks of the Jordan River are ours.”

The historic Jewish Land of Israel occasionally included parts of modern day Jordan. Early Zionist pioneers also originally thought of settling parts of the land east of the Jordan River, but later gave up and focused on the land west of the river.

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