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Jordan’s push for Palestinian capital reveals Arabs’ real agenda

Jan 09. 2018
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Re: Arabs seek recognition for Palestine capital in East Jerusalem: Jordan”, World, January 8. 

In The Nation’s January 8 issue, readers were treated to shocking news: the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan is promoting an Arab League initiative to gain international recognition of Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital.

Why is this item shocking? Because Jordan had almost two full decades to do just that. Jordan ruled over East Jerusalem from 1948 till 1967. The reasonable thing to do is ask why Jordan did not designate Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital back then? One suspects that Jordan’s move now is more anti-Israel than pro-Palestinian.

And the word “hypocrisy” also springs to mind.

Andy Leitner

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