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Jordan moves to resolve 'West Bank' sovereignty problem it created

Jordan moves to resolve 'West Bank' sovereignty problem it created

Jordan wants a one-state solution, which can work if it absorbs the PA and leaves the rest of the area in Israel's hands as it is now. Oped.David Singer, 29/07/2020 15:00
ANALYSIS:The coming tempest in a teapot over Israeli sovereignty in the  'West Bank'

ANALYSIS:The coming tempest in a teapot over Israeli sovereignty in the 'West Bank'

There is rising criticism in Israel, but it looks as though the Arab countries will do nothing against a sovereignty move.Yochanan Visser, 02/06/2020 20:50
A revised vision for Judea and Samaria - without the PLO

A revised vision for Judea and Samaria - without the PLO

Trump’s generous offer of a state, not an entity, was unbelievably rebuffed by the PLO. Israel doesn't want it either. Time to reboot. Op-edDavid Singer, 02/06/2020 03:04
Does Abbas realize his speech gave Israel responsibility for Judea and Samaria?

Does Abbas realize his speech gave Israel responsibility for Judea and Samaria?

A close reading of Abbas' latest diatribe has him turning over of the rule of Judea and Samaria to Israel. Is he aware of that gaffe? Op-ed.David Singer, 27/05/2020 13:36
Jordan must not socially distance from Judea and Samaria’s Arabs 

Jordan must not socially distance from Judea and Samaria’s Arabs 

Judea and Samaria’s Arab residents were Jordanian citizens between 1950 and 1988. Socially distancing from them now is the last thing Jordan should be doing. David Singer, 27/04/2020 07:30
The two-step solution

The two-step solution

Nobody believes the “state” will come to be. Surely the Trump team knows this. So why did they table the vision? Ted Belman, 03/02/2020 12:12
Israeli Right does not seek overthrow of Jordan’s monarchy

Israeli Right does not seek overthrow of Jordan’s monarchy

Overthrowing the Hashemites is not the stated policy of any of Israel’s major political parties although some individuals and groups espoused it at a conference in 2017 – which I strongly opposed. David Singer, 17/01/2020 12:57
For Israel: The Two-state solution or...?

For Israel: The Two-state solution or...?

The very conception that every problem has a "solution" is simply not realistic. This may be doubly true in the Middle East. Here is why, and here, despite that statement, is a proposed solution. Moshe Phillips, 18/12/2019 12:05
INTO THE FRAY: Alternative Jordans?

INTO THE FRAY: Alternative Jordans?

The feasibility of Trump’s “Deal of the Century” will be dramatically impacted by the nature of the regime east of the Jordan River and its prospective stability.Dr. Martin Sherman, 03/10/2019 23:59
Trump has written off 'West Bank' and Gaza as a separate country

Trump has written off 'West Bank' and Gaza as a separate country

A dramatic change on the US State Department website sends a clear signal that Obama's way of looking at the 'West Bank' is passe. David Singer, 10/09/2019 08:21
Saudis jolt Jordan to negotiate with Israel on Trump plan

Saudis jolt Jordan to negotiate with Israel on Trump plan

A Saudi writer and a political and tribal figure has challenged Jordan to negotiate with Israel - or else. David Singer, 01/09/2019 19:29
Myths and Facts: Palestine is a geographical area, not a nationality

Myths and Facts: Palestine is a geographical area, not a nationality

Historically, before the Arabs fabricated the concept of Palestinian peoplehood as an exclusively Arab phenomenon, no such group existed. They were known as Arabs of Palestine, a geographical area. Eli E. Hertz, 15/08/2019 11:59
Jordan takes on Trump, Israel and United Nations 

Jordan takes on Trump, Israel and United Nations 

The religious site of High Priest Aaron's burial is located in Jordan and Jews should have access to it, as in the Peace Treaty signed by Israel and Jordan. David Singer, 13/08/2019 22:00
Abbas has written his suicide note

Abbas has written his suicide note

Trump shouldn’t demean himself by begging the PLO to reconsider. Let Jordan take its place. David Singer, 04/08/2019 07:15
Time to bury the PLO

Time to bury the PLO

It's not just about burying the PLO, but also resurrecting Jordan in the 'West Bank'. David Singer, 21/07/2019 14:11
Trump backs Israel’s claims in 'West Bank' and East Jerusalem

Trump backs Israel’s claims in 'West Bank' and East Jerusalem

Trump has seemingly anointed Jordan to replace the rejectionist Palestine Liberation Organization as Israel’s negotiating partner on the future of the 'West Bank' and East Jerusalem. David Singer, 14/06/2019 12:38
Jordan is in a state of denial - or worse

Jordan is in a state of denial - or worse

Ignoring Trump's peace plan is not going to work. Rejecting it is not a good idea. David Singer, 23/04/2019 11:32
The Hashemites are on a collision course with Trump and Israel

The Hashemites are on a collision course with Trump and Israel

The 1994 peace treaty with Jordan is under threat as the present Hashemite king resists negotiation with Israel on the Trump plan. David Singer, 09/04/2019 06:57
Jordan-Israel peace agenda trumps PLO-UN war agenda

Jordan-Israel peace agenda trumps PLO-UN war agenda

Redefining the boundary between two countries sharing a signed peace treaty is infinitely easier to achieve than creating a potentially-hostile third state between them that seeks both their destruction. David Singer, 04/12/2018 07:20
Hashemite Chutzpah 

Hashemite Chutzpah 

The so-called “Jordanian” lands Abdullah II wants “back” are, at the very least, questionable, and he also forgot that Israel saved his kingdom back in 1970, when Arafat tried to stage a coup. Gerald A. Honigman, 23/10/2018 22:02
Jordan-"West Bank' reconciliation is in the air

Jordan-"West Bank' reconciliation is in the air

The PLO shutdown clears the way and maybe something can get done at last. David Singer, 02/10/2018 11:18
The Jordanian Option - the only realistic solution

The Jordanian Option - the only realistic solution

If Trump is hoping for a semi-agreement by both sides before starting negotiations, he must realzie that Abbas is irrelevant. Ted Belman, 30/09/2018 12:30
Peace proposals: As long as there will be no Israel

Peace proposals: As long as there will be no Israel

Trump's long awaited plan for Middle East peace will be missing the essential ingredient that would allow the PA to accept it. Baruch Stein, 28/09/2018 05:43
The rumored “ultimate deal”: Potential payoffs and possible pitfalls

The rumored “ultimate deal”: Potential payoffs and possible pitfalls

The potential impermanence of the positive measures already undertaken by the Trump team should not be the only reason for Israeli concern over the brewing “ultimate deal.” Dr. Martin Sherman, 22/09/2018 21:53
Trump clears the highway

Trump clears the highway

Trump has squeezed UNRWA, checkmated the PLO and incentivized Jordan - all in a few well-planned moves. David Singer, 17/09/2018 14:30
Trump has dumped the PLO and made relics of the 'refugees'

Trump has dumped the PLO and made relics of the 'refugees'

Looming large: Jordan's entry into the scene, making the 'refugees' into relics of the past. David Singer, 13/09/2018 19:58
Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

The false Palestinian Arab narrative that has driven the peace process and world opinion for fifty years will be severely undermined and replaced with a reality-based process and history starting with the Palestine Mandate. Ted Belman, 12/09/2018 11:38
Trump anoints Jordan

Trump anoints Jordan

Jordan has resurrected claims to 'West Bank' sovereignty as the PLO continues to refuse to negotiate with Israel on Trump's still to be revealed plan. David Singer, 28/08/2018 06:52
Jordan-Israel negotiations set to bypass PA

Jordan-Israel negotiations set to bypass PA

Walid Sadi’s politically-charged and highly-significant article claiming that Jordan never ceded sovereignty 'West Bank' could only have been published with the knowledge and approval of Jordan’s King Abdullah. David Singer, 20/08/2018 15:34
Trump and Putin may attempt a return to pre-PLO and Hamas days

Trump and Putin may attempt a return to pre-PLO and Hamas days

The 1964 PLO Charter said: “This Organization does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or the Himmah Area..." Good idea. David Singer, 20/07/2018 13:17
INTO THE FRAY: The pusillanimization of the Israeli right

INTO THE FRAY: The pusillanimization of the Israeli right

Astonishingly, having been proved entirely justified in its condemnation of the dangerous defects of the “Left’s” political credo, the “Right” proceeded to embrace it.Dr. Martin Sherman, 14/07/2018 21:39
Instability in Jordan: The impact on Trump’s “Ultimate Deal”

Instability in Jordan: The impact on Trump’s “Ultimate Deal”

INTO THE FRAY: Who controls Jordan  is a matter of critical importance—especially in light of the grim experience of the “Arab Spring”.Dr. Martin Sherman, 06/07/2018 08:01
False narrative haunts PLO and UN

False narrative haunts PLO and UN

Trump's peace plan will be stymied by PLO false narrative and falsified history. David Singer, 02/07/2018 22:55
Trump peace plan delayed as Jordan balks at replacing PLO

Trump peace plan delayed as Jordan balks at replacing PLO

The outcome of the Jordanian king's visit to the White House this week is crucial to the advancement of Trump's plan. David Singer, 24/06/2018 09:10
Prince William, Jerusalem is not 'occupied Palestinian territory'

Prince William, Jerusalem is not 'occupied Palestinian territory'

Prince William's coming visit has lost much of its lustre now that we see that he is following in the footsteps of his predecessors and the pro-Arab British government that blocked Jewish entry into Israel while the Holocaust raged. Ezequiel Doiny, 19/06/2018 12:50
April's Arab Summit: A surprise for PLO, Jordan and Israel

April's Arab Summit: A surprise for PLO, Jordan and Israel

Using the  term “Palestine Cause” rather than “Palestinian cause” indicates the Arab world now intends focusing on recovering territory lost in the 1967 Six Day War without necessarily creating another Palestinian Arab state. David Singer, 27/04/2018 08:00
Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner

Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner

Jordan appears to be readying itself to jump on the Trump bandwagon leaving the PLO and Hamas behind. David Singer, 08/04/2018 07:16
Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan

Mattis-Bolton accord can sway Trump to dump PLO for Jordan

A Mattis-Bolton accord on Jordan replacing the PLO in future negotiations with Israel will undoubtedly reinforce Trump’s preparedness to take that crucial step to a workable agreement. David Singer, 03/04/2018 10:56
Trump flags Israel-Jordan- Egypt subdivision of West Bank and Gaza

Trump flags Israel-Jordan- Egypt subdivision of West Bank and Gaza

Tripartite negotiations can replace the stale-mated Israeli-Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) negotiations - suspended in 2014 following a PLO walk-out. Perhaps that was what David Friedman was hinting at when he threatened Abbas. David Singer, 29/03/2018 09:09
How Trump is downgrading the Palestinian Authority

How Trump is downgrading the Palestinian Authority

Trump's deeds prove his intention to punish those entities which take America’s money and then show hostile intent towards the USA - like Abbas. David Singer, 18/02/2018 07:57
Abbas has opened the door to Israel-Jordan negotiations

Abbas has opened the door to Israel-Jordan negotiations

Jordan should replace the intransigent PLO as Israel's negotiating partner and end the conflict. David Singer, 17/01/2018 05:12
The Arch of Titus and Saeb Erekat

The Arch of Titus and Saeb Erekat

Some questions for Mr. Erekat, who has asserted that his people have lived in the Land of Israel for thousands of years.  Dr. Bert Miller, 12/12/2017 14:58
United Nations loses the plot in ignoring Israel-Jordan reality

United Nations loses the plot in ignoring Israel-Jordan reality

Iran, Syria and Yemen are failed states, with Saudi Arabia not far behind, Let Jordan and Israel solve the "Palestinian problem." David Singer, 27/11/2017 11:51
The anti-Iran Sunnis and the ‘Jordanian Option’     

The anti-Iran Sunnis and the ‘Jordanian Option’     

The Palestinian Arabs have lost Sunni support by allying with Iran. Now is the time for new initiatives. Ron Jager, 15/10/2017 07:03
King Abdullah’s dethronement threatens Jordan-Israel solution

King Abdullah’s dethronement threatens Jordan-Israel solution

The upcoming conference on a plan to change the Jordanian government and annex Judea and Samaria will not work - and will destroy anything gained so far. Today's monarchy must reach an agreement on Judea and Samaria with Israel. David Singer, 17/09/2017 18:02
The Jordan Option - full speed ahead

The Jordan Option - full speed ahead

The entire Arab world is discussing the conference and the plan. Over 150 articles have been published on it. Ted Belman, 06/09/2017 23:18
Israel-Jordan peace agreement: The emperor has no clothes

Israel-Jordan peace agreement: The emperor has no clothes

Israel sees Jordan as a security asset, because Jordan acts as an eastern buffer zone between the Jewish state and the violent chaos in Iraq, Syria and Iran. Israel is making a big mistake.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 13/08/2017 20:14
Trump, Israel, Jordan and Egypt can redress the Obama-PLO debacle

Trump, Israel, Jordan and Egypt can redress the Obama-PLO debacle

Conflicting narratives paralysing previous negotiations must be replaced by Trump with a different fact-based framework underpinning any new negotiations. David Singer, 07/08/2017 13:30
 Caving in cravenly to terror, acting stupidly towards Jordan

Caving in cravenly to terror, acting stupidly towards Jordan

Israel has damaged its image and its security in no small measure and must chanege its attitude to the Hashemite Kingdom.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 27/07/2017 14:41
King Abdullah of Jordan must abdicate

King Abdullah of Jordan must abdicate

Jordan is playing both sides, pretending to be Israel's friend but encouraging the Muslim Brotherhood - and also trying to stymie a conference on Jordan is Palestine. Ted Belman, 16/07/2017 01:15
What territory of "historic Palestine" is Abbas talking about?

What territory of "historic Palestine" is Abbas talking about?

Trump would do well to learn the history of the British Mandate and what percent of its territory was to be the Jewish State. David Singer, 09/07/2017 05:42
INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm - Answering FAQs (Part 2)

INTO THE FRAY: The Humanitarian Paradigm - Answering FAQs (Part 2)

Sequel to the dispelling of  doubts regarding the feasibility - and morality - of largescale, financially incentivized emigration as the only non-kinetic approach for resolution of the Israel-Palestinian impasse.Dr. Martin Sherman, 09/06/2017 06:48
Palestinian statehood is a grave threat to Saudi Arabia

Palestinian statehood is a grave threat to Saudi Arabia

Even more than it endangers Israel, a Palestinian Arab state threatens Saudi Arabia and Jordan - and they know it. Opinion.Mark Langfan, 02/06/2017 07:50
INTO THE FRAY: Israel- Lost without a map?

INTO THE FRAY: Israel- Lost without a map?

It is difficult to know what is more disturbing-whether some ministers actually believe in the policy proposals they promote – or whether they don’t—but promote them anyway. Dr. Martin Sherman, 24/03/2017 11:40
Trump and May must circumvent Security Council Resolution 2334

Trump and May must circumvent Security Council Resolution 2334

American and English commitments to the Jewish People were seriously undermined by non-veto of Resolution 2334. That must be changed. David Singer, 26/01/2017 21:50
A world gone mad

A world gone mad

One wonders if the U.N. could exist without Israel, a fair question to raise given its continued obsession with Israel—one bordering on psychopathology.Prof. George Jochnowitz, 18/01/2017 10:41
Brexit 1922 is the key to peace

Brexit 1922 is the key to peace

A long, hard look at what happened in 1922 can lead to peace. David Singer, 06/12/2016 15:51