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MK Eldad: 'Jordan is Palestine' Conference Planned

A National Union MK is organizing a conference called 'Jordan is Palestine,' says Holland's Geert Wilders will attend.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/10/2010, 8:38 PM / Last Update: 11/10/2010, 8:41 PM

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MK Prof. Aryeh Eldad (National Union) is planning to hold a conference under the heading 'Jordan is Palestine' in the coming days. Dutch politician Geert Wilders will attend.

"The purpose of the conference is to present an alternative plan to the two-state solution,” Eldad told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew language service. “We are saying that there already is a Palestinian state, Jordan, 70% of whose residents are Palestinians,” he explained. “It already takes up three quarters of the territory of the British Mandate, so that the partition has already been carried out. We demand that Jordan be recognized as [the Palestinian state] formally, and not just de facto."

Eldad says that all Israel needs to do, in order to find a partner for the idea, is to raise the plan publicly. “The world does not pay attention to these statements because we still have a taboo on merely broaching the subject.”

Last year, Eldad added, he initiated a debate on this matter at the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, but MK Tzachi HaNegbi, Chairman of the Committee, was concerned it could “upset the Jordanians” and decided to bury it.

Eldad said that Wilders sees clearly the reality in Europe, which is gradually turning Muslim – and understands that Israel is the forward position in the West's struggle against Islam. “If Israel falls, the West will fall too,” he said.